Hui Li, Jun Zheng, Jian-Ye Cai, Shi-Hui Li, Jun-Bin Zhang, Gui-Hua Chen, Yang Yang, Gen-Shu Wang, Department of Hepatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center of the Third Affiliated Hospital, Organ Transplantation Institute, Sun Yat-sen University, Organ Transplantation Research Center of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong Province, China
Hui Li, Jun Zheng, Jian-Ye Cai, Shi-Hui Li, Jun-Bin Zhang, Gui-Hua Chen, Yang Yang, Gen-Shu Wang, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Liver Disease Research, Key Laboratory of Liver Disease Biotherapy and Translational Medicine of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong Province, China
Xiao-Ming Wang, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Yijishan Hospital affiliated to Wannan Medical College, Wuhu 241001, Anhui Province, China
Author contributions: Yang Y and Wang GS takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Li H, Yang Y and Wang GS designed the study, drafted the manuscript and provided administrative support and supervision; Zheng J, Cai JY and Li SH acquired the data; Li H, Zheng J and Cai JY analyzed and interpreted the data; Wang XM, Chen GH, Yang Y and Wang GS corrected the manuscript for controversial content; Zhang JB performed statistical analysis. Li H, Zheng J and Cai JY contributed equally to this work.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81372243, No. 81570593 and No. 81370575; Key Scientific and Technological Projects of Guangdong Province, No. 2014B020228003 and No. 2014B030301041; Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, No. 2015A030312013; Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangzhou, No. 201400000001-3, No. 201508020262 and No. 2014J4100128; Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, No. 2017A020215178.
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Correspondence to: Gen-Shu Wang, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Hepatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center of the Third Affiliated Hospital, Organ Transplantation Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University; Organ Transplantation Research Center of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 17, 2017
Peer-review started: July 10, 2017
First decision: July 28, 2017
Revised: July 31, 2017
Accepted: August 15, 2017
Article in press: August 15, 2017
Published online: November 21, 2017