Xiang-Hua Xu, Yi Lv, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Xiang-Hua Xu, Yi Lv, National Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Precision Surgery and Regenerative Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Shi-Qi Liu, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Xi’an Children’s Hospital, Xi’an 710003, Shaanxi Province, China
Xiao-Hai Cui, Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Rui-Yang Suo, Zonglian College, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Author contributions: Xu XH, Liu SQ, Lv Y designed and coordinated the study; Xu XH, Liu SQ, Cui XH and Suo RY performed the experiments and acquired and analyzed the data; XH Xu and Lv Y wrote the manuscript; and all authors approved the final version of the article.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 82170676; and Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Provincial Key Industries Innovation Chain (Cluster)-Social Development Project, No. 2020ZDLSF02-03.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All experimental protocols were approved by the Committee on the Ethics of Animal Experiments of Xi’an Jiaotong University (Permit Number: XJTULAC2020-1441).
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Yi Lv, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 West Yanta Road, Xi'an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 14, 2022
Peer-review started: July 14, 2022
First decision: July 31, 2022
Revised: August 11, 2022
Accepted: September 9, 2022
Article in press: September 9, 2022
Published online: September 28, 2022