Estrogen receptor expression in chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma pathogenesis
Janaki K Iyer, Rashmi Kaul, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, United States
Janaki K Iyer, (Current Affiliation) Department of Natural Sciences, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK 74464, United States
Mamta Kalra, Immatics US Inc, Houston, TX 77077, United States
Anil Kaul, Health Care Administration, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, United States
Mark E Payton, Department of Statistics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, United States
Author contributions: Kaul A and Kaul R designed and coordinated this study; Iyer JK, Kalra M and Kaul R acquired and analyzed the data after performing the molecular investigations; Payton ME performed the statistics on acquired data; Iyer JK, Kalra M, Kaul A and Kaul R contributed to writing and final approval of the article.
Supported by Cancer Sucks, Bixby, Oklahoma Research grant to Kaul R.
Institutional review board statement: The research study protocol was approved by expedited review procedure by the Institutional Review Board of University of Minnesota (FWA 00000312) and Oklahoma State University-Center for Health sciences (2003012-OSU-CHS).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: All available data can be obtained by contacting the corresponding author.
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Correspondence to: Rashmi Kaul, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK 74107, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 20, 2017
Peer-review started: March 22, 2017
First decision: April 21, 2017
Revised: May 12, 2017
Accepted: July 22, 2017
Article in press: July 24, 2017
Published online: October 7, 2017