Sheng-jiang powder ameliorates obesity-induced pancreatic inflammatory injury via stimulating activation of the AMPK signalling pathway in rats
Yi-Fan Miao, Juan Li, Yu-Mei Zhang, Lv Zhu, Huan Chen, Ling Yuan, Jing Hu, Xiao-Lin Yi, Qiu-Ting Wu, Mei-Hua Wan, Wen-Fu Tang, Department of Integrative Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Tang WF designed the study; Miao YF, Li J, Zhang YM, Zhu L, Chen H, Yuan L, Hu J, Yi XL, Wu QT, and Wan MH were responsible for the acquisition of data; Miao YF, Li J, and Zhang YM were responsible for the analysis and interpretation of data; Miao YF and Li J were responsible for the drafting of the paper; Tang WF was responsible for critical revisions of the paper; Tang WF and Li J obtained funding and provided study supervision; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81603519 and No. 81573857.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of West China Hospital of Sichuan University.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All rats were handled according to the University Guidelines and the Animal Care Committee Guidelines of West China Hospital (Chengdu, China) (protocol number, 2017052A).
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Wen-Fu Tang, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guoxue Lane, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 9, 2018
Peer-review started: July 9, 2018
First decision: August 25, 2018
Revised: September 12, 2018
Accepted: October 5, 2018
Article in press: October 5, 2018
Published online: October 21, 2018