Relationship between serum Dickkopf-1 and albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes
Ning-Ning Hou, Cheng-Xia Kan, Na Huang, Yong-Ping Liu, En-Wen Mao, Yu-Ting Ma, Hong-Xi Sun, Xiao-Dong Sun, Department of Endocrinology, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261031, Shandong Province, China
Fang Han, Department of Pathology, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261031, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Huang N and Kan CX performed the majority of experiments and wrote the manuscript; Hou NN and Sun XD designed the study and revised the manuscript; Liu YP, Mao EW, Ma YT, Sun HX, and Han F provided analytical tools.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81870593; Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province of China, No. ZR2018MH008; Shandong Province Higher Educational Science and Technology Program for Youth Innovation, No. 2020KJL004; Municipal Science and Technology Development Program of Weifang, No. 2018YX025.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of the Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No conflict of interest is reported.
Data sharing statement: The datasets analyzed during the present study are available from the corresponding authors on reasonable request.
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: Xiao-Dong Sun, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Doctor, Research Fellow, Department of Endocrinology, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, No. 2428 Yuhe Road, Weifang 261031, Shandong Province, China. email@example.com
Received: July 16, 2020
Peer-review started: July 16, 2020
First decision: September 17, 2020
Revised: September 28, 2020
Accepted: November 10, 2020
Article in press: November 10, 2020
Published online: January 15, 2021