Study on gene expression patterns and functional pathways of peripheral blood monocytes reveals potential molecular mechanism of surgical treatment for periodontitis
Jin-Ji Ma, Jinan Stomatological Hospital Gaoxin Branch, Jinan 250001, Shandong Province, China
Hong-Mei Liu, Li-Xin Guo, Qing Lin, Department of Endodontics, Jinan Stomatological Hospital, Jinan 250001, Shandong Province, China
Xiang-Hua Xu, Department of Stomatology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Jinan 250001, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Ma JJ and Liu HM contributed equally to this work. Ma JJ, Liu HM, and Xu XH designed the research; Ma JJ, Liu HM, and Guo LX performed the research; Xu XH and Lin Q analyzed the data; Ma JJ, Liu HM, and Lin Q wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Jinan Stomatological Hospital.
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Corresponding author: Qing Lin, BSc, Attending Doctor, Department of Endodontics, Jinan Stomatological Hospital, No. 101, Jingliu Road, Jinan 250001, Shandong Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 21, 2019
Peer-review started: March 23, 2019
First decision: April 18, 2019
Revised: April 23, 2019
Accepted: May 1, 2019
Article in press: May 1, 2019
Published online: June 26, 2019