Interferon-λ3 polymorphisms in pegylated-interferon-α plus ribavirin therapy for genotype-2 chronic hepatitis C
Haruya Ishiguro, Hiroshi Abe, Nobuyoshi Seki, Tomonori Sugita, Yuta Aida, Munenori Itagaki, Satoshi Sutoh, Yoshio Aizawa, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine Katsushika Medical Center, Tokyo 125-8506, Japan
Noritomo Shimada, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shinmatsudo Central General Hospital, Chiba 270-0034, Japan
Tomomi Furihata, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba 260-8675, Japan
Akihito Tsubota, Core Research Facilities for Basic Science, Research Center for Medical Science, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
Author contributions: Ishiguro H, Abe H, Sutoh S and Aizawa Y designed the research; Furihata T and Tsubota A examined the IFNL3 polymorphism; Ishiguro H, Abe H, Seki N, Sugita T, Aida Y, Itagaki M and Shimada N analyzed the data; Ishiguro H, Abe H, Tsubota A and Aizawa Y wrote the paper.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Jikei University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: All authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Haruya Ishiguro, MD, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine Katsushika Medical Center, 6-41-2 Aoto, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 125-8506, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 16, 2014
Peer-review started: September 19, 2014
First decision: November 5, 2014
Revised: November 29, 2014
Accepted: January 16, 2015
Article in press: January 16, 2015
Published online: April 7, 2015