Samuel O Igbinedion, Anush Vasikaran, Department of Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71103, United States
Junaid Ansari, Felicity N Gavins, Jonathan S Alexander, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA 71103, United States
Paul Jordan, Moheb Boktor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71103, United States
Author contributions: Igbinedion S, Ansari J and Alexander JS designed the study, analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Vasikaran A analyzed the data and wrote the paper; Jordan P, Boktor M and Gavins FN revised, reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Jonathan S Alexander, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932, United States. email@example.com
Received: June 5, 2017
Peer-review started: June 7, 2017
First decision: July 27, 2017
Revised: August 14, 2017
Accepted: September 5, 2017
Article in press: September 5, 2017
Published online: October 28, 2017