Downregulation of Hes1 expression in experimental biliary atresia and its effects on bile duct structure
Rui-Zhong Zhang, Xin-Hao Zeng, Ze-Feng Lin, Ming-Fu, Yan-Lu Tong, Hui-Min Xia, Yan Chen, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510623, Guangdong Province, China
Vincent CH Lui, Paul KH Tam, Yan Chen, Department of Surgery and Pathology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Jonathan R Lamb, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Zhang RZ, Zeng XH and Lin ZF contributed equally to this work; Zhang RZ, Lin ZF and Fu M performed the animal work; Lin ZF and Tong YL analyzed the immunohistochemistry; Lui VC, Tam PK, Lamb JR, Xia HM and Chen Y contributed to the study design, data collection, analysis, discussion and manuscript preparation.
Supported by the Science and Technology Project of Guangzhou, No. 201707010014; and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81600399 and No. 81671498.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, China, No. 2015090109.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All animal protocols were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China, No. 2016-007.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
ARRIVE guidelines statement: In the manuscript, the ARRIVE Guidelines have been adopted.
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Correspondence to: Yan Chen, PhD, Honorary Research Felllow, Senior Scientist, Department of Surgery and Pathology, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 23, 2018
Peer-review started: April 23, 2018
First decision: May 9, 2018
Revised: June 3, 2018
Accepted: June 25, 2018
Article in press: June 25, 2018
Published online: August 7, 2018