Gut epithelial barrier dysfunction in human immunodeficiency virus-hepatitis C virus coinfected patients: Influence on innate and acquired immunity
Mercedes Márquez, Clotilde Fernández Gutiérrez del Álamo, José Antonio Girón-González, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, University of Cadiz, 11009 Cádiz, Spain
José Antonio Girón-González, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, 11009 Cádiz, Spain
Author contributions: Márquez M and Fernández Gutiérrez del Álamo C performed the bibliographic research, analyzed data and wrote the paper; Girón-González JA designed research, analyzed data and wrote the paper.
Supported by Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Plan Nacional de I+D+I 2008-2011, No. PI11/00605 and Plan Estatal de I+D+I 2013-2016, No. PI14/01779; Co-financed by FEDER (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional).
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: José Antonio Girón-González, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, University of Cadiz, Avda Ana de Viya 21, 11009 Cádiz, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: May 14, 2015
Peer-review started: May 15, 2015
First decision: August 31, 2015
Revised: October 11, 2015
Accepted: November 13, 2015
Article in press: November 13, 2015
Published online: January 28, 2016