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Curcumin inhibits hepatitis B virus infection by down-regulating cccDNA-bound histone acetylation
Zhi-Qiang Wei, Hong-Xia Chen, Yu-Lin He, Zhong-Ji Meng, Institute of Biomedical Research, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China
Zhi-Qiang Wei, Chang-Zheng Ke, De-Qiang Ma, Zhong-Ji Meng, Department of Infectious Diseases, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China
Yong-Hong Zhang, Institute of Wudang Chinese Medicine, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China
Pan Ren, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430000, Hubei Province, China
Pei Hu, Department of Pharmacy, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430000, Hubei Province, China
Jie Luo, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China
Author contributions: Wei ZQ, Zhang YH and Ke CZ performed the experiments; Meng ZJ and Luo J designed and coordinated the research; Cheng HX and Ma DQ analyzed the data; Wei ZQ and Meng ZJ wrote the paper; Ren P and Hu P reviewed and edited the manuscript; all authors read and approved the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81541140; Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province of China, No. 2014CFB645; Research and Development Project of the Science and Technology Plan of Hubei Province, No. 2011BCB030; Foundation for Innovative Research Team of Hubei University of Medicine, No. 2014CXG05; and Key Program for Precision Medicine of Taihe Hospital, No. 2016JZ05.
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Correspondence to: Zhong-Ji Meng, MD, Professor of Medicine, Taihe Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, No. 32, South Renmin Road, Shiyan 442000, Hubei Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 7, 2017
Peer-review started: June 8, 2017
First decision: July 13, 2017
Revised: July 29, 2017
Accepted: August 15, 2017
Article in press: August 15, 2017
Published online: September 14, 2017