Inflammatory microenvironment and expression of chemokines in hepatocellular carcinoma
Ke-Qi Han, Xue-Qun He, Meng-Yu Ma, Xiao-Dong Guo, Xue-Min Zhang, Jie Chen, Hui Han, Wei-Wei Zhang, Department of Oncology, Shanghai Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200336, China
Quan-Gang Zhu, Hua Nian, Department of Pharmacy, Shanghai Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai 200336, China
Li-Jun Ma, Department of Oncology, Tongren Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200336, China
Author contributions: Han KQ and Ma LJ designed and performed the experiments; He XQ, Ma MY, Guo XD, Zhang XM, Chen J, Han H, Zhang WW, Zhu QG and Nian H provided vital reagents and analytical tools and were also involved in editing the manuscript; Han KQ and He XQ wrote the paper.
Supported by Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81072954.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Institutional animal care and use committee: All procedures involving animals were reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (No. 20130413).
Conflict-of-interest: All the authors declare that they have no conﬂicts of interest.
Data sharing: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Li-Jun Ma, Department of Oncology, Tongren Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1111 Xianxia Road, Shanghai 200336, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 9, 2014
Peer-review started: October 11, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: November 24, 2014
Accepted: December 14, 2014
Article in press: December 16, 2014
Published online: April 28, 2015