Construction of an oesophageal cancer-specific ceRNA network based on miRNA, lncRNA, and mRNA expression data
Wen-Hua Xue, Jing-Li Lu, Bing-Jun Ma, Quan-Cheng Kan, Jie Zhao, Department of Pharmacy, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan Province, China
Zhi-Rui Fan, Li-Feng Li, Cancer Centre, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan Province, China
Author contributions: Kan QC and Zhao J designed and coordinated the research; Xue WH drafted the manuscript; Fan ZR, Li LF, and Lu JL analysed the data; Ma BJ provided substantial contributions to conception of the manuscript, helped draft the article, and made critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 31670895 and No. 71673254.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Institutional Ethics Review Board of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest in the present study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Jie Zhao, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Engineering Laboratory for Digital Telemedicine Service, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, No. 1, Jianshe Road, Zhengzhou 450052, Henan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 13, 2017
Peer-review started: September 13, 2017
First decision: October 24, 2017
Revised: November 7, 2017
Accepted: November 27, 2017
Article in press: November 27, 2017
Published online: January 7, 2018