S100 calcium binding protein A6 and associated long noncoding ribonucleic acids as biomarkers in the diagnosis and staging of primary biliary cholangitis
Xi-Hua Dong, Di Dai, Zhi-Dong Yang, Xiao-Ou Yu, Hua Li, Hui Kang, Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, China
Author contributions: All authors participated in the design, interpretation of the studies, analysis of the data and review of the manuscript; Dong XH wrote the manuscript; Dong XH, Dai D and Yang ZD conducted the experiment; Yu XO and Li H collected data; Dong XH, Yu XO and Li H analyzed the data; the article was approved by Kang H; The final version of the article was approved by all authors.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81871723.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (Approval No. 2018-89-2).
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All animal experiments conformed to the internationally accepted principles for the care and use of laboratory animals [China Medical University Application for Laboratory Animal Welfare and Ethical review (201702 Edition)].
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Hui Kang, PhD, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, No. 155 Nanjing North Street, Shenyang 110001, Liaoning Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 7, 2020
Peer-review started: December 7, 2020
First decision: January 10, 2021
Revised: January 23, 2021
Accepted: March 10, 2021
Article in press: March 10, 2021
Published online: May 7, 2021