Serum levels of angiotensin converting enzyme as a biomarker of liver fibrosis
Aline Silva Miranda, Ana Cristina Simões e Silva, Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Medical Investigation, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG 30130-100, Brazil
Aline Silva Miranda, Laboratory of Neurobiology, Department of Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG 30130-100, Brazil
Ana Cristina Simões e Silva, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG 30130-100, Brazil
Author contributions: Miranda AS and Simões e Silva AC designed the article, performed literature search, and wrote and reviewed the paper.
Supported by CNPq, No. 460334/2014-0; FAPEMIG, No. CDS - PPM-00555-15 (to Simoes e Silva AC); and 2016 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant Awardee from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, No. 25414 (to Miranda AS).
Conflict-of-interest statement: Miranda AS and Simões e Silva AC declare no conflict of interest related to this publication.
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Correspondence to: Ana Cristina Simões e Silva, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Medical Investigation, Faculty of Medicine, UFMG, Alfredo Balena Avenue, Number 190, 2nd floor, Room #281, Belo Horizonte, MG 30130-100, Brazil. email@example.com
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Received: October 30, 2017
Peer-review started: October 31, 2017
First decision: November 22, 2017
Revised: December 4, 2017
Accepted: December 13, 2017
Article in press: December 13, 2017
Published online: December 28, 2017