Role of vitamin D in diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease
Akio Nakashima, Keitaro Yokoyama, Takashi Yokoo, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
Akio Nakashima, Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Division of Molecular Epidemiology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
Author contributions: Nakashima A, Yokoyama K and Yokoo T contributed equally to the work performing the literature review and writing the manuscript; Urashima M provided support with proofing and editing paper; all authors reviewed and edited the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Mitsuyoshi Urashima, MD, PhD, MPH, Division of Molecular Epidemiology, Jikei University School of Medicine, 3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: August 28, 2015
Peer-review started: September 5, 2015
First decision: November 24, 2015
Revised: December 24, 2015
Accepted: January 16, 2016
Article in press: January 19, 2016
Published online: March 10, 2016