Association of interferon lambda-4 rs12979860 polymorphism with hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection
Jóice Teixeira de Bitencorte, Tássia Flores Rech, Vagner Ricardo Lunge, Daniel Simon, PPG Biologia Celular e Molecular Aplicada à Saúde, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Canoas 92425-900, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Deivid Cruz dos Santos, Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva, Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre 90035-903, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Author contributions: de Bitencorte JT, Álvares-da-Silva MR, and Simon D were involved with conception and design of the study; de Bitencorte JT, Rech TF, and dos Santos DC were involved with acquisition of the samples and data; de Bitencorte JT performed the molecular analysis; de Bitencorte JT, Rech TF, Lunge VR, and Simon D performed the statistical analysis and interpretation of data; de Bitencorte JT, Rech TF, and Simon D drafted the manuscript; All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior-Brasil (CAPES), No. 001.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre under the protocol 15-0126.
Informed consent statement: All patients and controls gave informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Daniel Simon, PhD, Adjunct Professor, PPG Biologia Celular e Molecular Aplicada à Saúde, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Av. Farroupilha, 8001 – Prédio 22–5° andar, Canoas 92425-900, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. email@example.com
Received: July 31, 2020
Peer-review started: July 31, 2020
First decision: October 23, 2020
Revised: November 9, 2020
Accepted: November 17, 2020
Article in press: November 17, 2020
Published online: January 27, 2021