Wen-Jia Wang, You-Lian Zhou, Jie He, Zhi-Qiang Feng, Long Zhang, Xiao-Bo Lai, Jun-Xiao Zhou, Hong Wang, Department of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou Digestive Disease Center, Guangzhou First People’s Hospital, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510030, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: Wang WJ was responsible for sequencing and data analyses; Zhou YL and He J analyzed dates after sequencing; Feng ZQ, Zhang L and Lai XB collected specimens; Zhou JX contributed to the article and revised it; Wang H conceived the study and drafted the manuscript; Both authors approved the final version of the article.
Supported by Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, No. 2014A020212568; National Key Clinical Specialized Special Funds Programs of China, No. 2013544.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the First People’s Hospital of Guangzhou.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Hong Wang, MD, PhD, Chief Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou Digestive Disease Center, Guangzhou First People’s Hospital, South China University of Technology, No. 1 Panfu Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510030, Guangdong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: August 13, 2019
Peer-review started: August 13, 2019
First decision: October 14, 2019
Revised: December 25, 2019
Accepted: January 11, 2020
Article in press: January 11, 2020
Published online: February 14, 2020