Matrix metalloproteases and their tissue inhibitors in non-alcoholic liver fibrosis of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients
Julio Collazos, Infectious Diseases, Hospital de Galdácano, 48960 Vizcaya, Spain
Eulalia Valle-Garay, Angel-Hugo Montes, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo University School of Medicine, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Tomás Suárez-Zarracina, José A Cartón, Víctor Asensi, Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo University School of Medicine, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Author contributions: Collazos J, Suárez-Zarracina T, Cartón JA and Asensi V designed the study and contributed to the data acquisition and selection; Valle-Garay E and Montes AH performed the laboratory determinations and genotypic studies; Collazos J analyzed the data; Collazos J and Asensi V wrote the draft of the initial manuscript; Suárez-Zarracina T, Valle-Garay E, Montes AH and Cartón JA revised the article critically for important intellectual content.
Supported by the Oviedo University research grants, Nos. UNIOV-12-MA-03 and SV-PA-13-ECOEMP-57.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Principado de Asturias Research Ethic Committee.
Informed consent statement: Given the nature of the study, no formal written approval was necessary, according to our institution’s regulations, being enough a verbal informed consent, which was obtained from all patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest related to this paper.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Julio Collazos, Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital de Galdácano, Bº Labeaga s/n, 48960 Vizcaya, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 30, 2016
Peer-review started: November 3, 2016
First decision: December 1, 2016
Revised: December 20, 2016
Accepted: February 8, 2017
Article in press: February 13, 2017
Published online: May 12, 2017