α2-Heremans-schmid glycoprotein (fetuin A) downregulation and its utility in inflammatory bowel disease
Anastassios C Manolakis, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Elisavet K Tiaka, Kostas Oikonomou, Spyros P Potamianos, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, 41110 Larissa, Greece
Gregory Christodoulidis, Department of Surgery, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, 41110 Larissa, Greece
Panagiotis Georgoulias, Varvara J Valotassiou, Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, 41110 Larissa, Greece
Author contributions: Manolakis AC, Christodoulidis G, Kapsoritakis AN, Georgoulias P and Potamianos SP designed the research. Manolakis AC, Christodoulidis G, Tiaka EK, Oikonomou K, Valotassiou VJ performed the research; Georgoulias P and Valotassiou VJ contributed reagents/analytic tools and carried out assays; Manolakis AC and Tiaka EK analyzed the data; Manolakis AC, Christodoulidis G, Kapsoritakis AN and Potamianos SP wrote the paper.
Supported by the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology, No. 5496.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the University of Thessaly Medical School Ethics Committee.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from all study participants, along with a verbal permission for the use of the acquired samples for scientific research.
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Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Gregory Christodoulidis, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, University of Thessaly, School of Medicine, Filellinon, 41110 Mezourlo, Larissa, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 22, 2016
Peer-review started: September 23, 2016
First decision: November 9, 2016
Revised: November 25, 2016
Accepted: December 21, 2016
Article in press: December 21, 2016
Published online: January 21, 2017