Bioengineered humanized livers as better three-dimensional drug testing model system
Sandeep Kumar Vishwakarma, Avinash Bardia, Chandrakala Lakkireddy, Raju Nagarapu, Md Aejaz Habeeb, Aleem Ahmed Khan, Central Laboratory for Stem Cell Research and Translational Medicine, Centre for Liver Research and Diagnostics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad 500058, Telangana, India
Author contributions: Vishwakarma SK, Bardia A and Khan AA conceptualized and designed the study; Vishwakarma SK, Bardia A, Lakkireddy C and Nagarapu R performed the experiment and arranged data; Vishwakarma SK performed statistical analysis and graphical representation of results; Vishwakarma SK, Bardia A and Khan AA wrote the manuscript; Lakkireddy C and Nagarapu R formatted the manuscript; Habeeb MA and Khan AA provided required infrastructure and reagents to conduct the experiments.
Institutional review board statement: The study design was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: The animal study was approved by the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee of Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.
Conflict-of-interest statement All authors have declared no conflict of interest towards the publication of this study.
Data sharing statement: The data reported in the present manuscript can be shared after taking permission from the corresponding author of the study.
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Correspondence to: Aleem Ahmed Khan, PhD, Research Scientist, Central Laboratory for Stem Cell Research and Translational Medicine, Centre for Liver Research and Diagnostics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500058, Telangana, India. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: September 26, 2017
Peer-review started: October 7, 2017
First decision: November 23, 2017
Revised: November 28, 2017
Accepted: December 28, 2017
Article in press: December 29, 2017
Published online: January 27, 2018