Soluble programmed death-1 is predictive of hepatitis B surface antigen loss in chronic hepatitis B patients after antiviral treatment
Ning Tan, Hao Luo, Qian Kang, Jia-Li Pan, Ran Cheng, Hong-Li Xi, Hong-Yu Chen, Yi-Fan Han, Yu-Ping yang, Xiao-Yuan Xu, Department of Infectious Diseases, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
Author contributions: Tan N designed and performed the research, collected and analyzed the data, and wrote the article; Luo H, Pan JL, and Xi HL collected the data and samples; Kang Q and Cheng R collected the data; Chen HY, Yang YQ and Han YF analyzed the data; Xu XY edited, reviewed, and approved the final article.
Supported by The 13th Five-Year Plan of Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, No. 2017ZX10302201-004-009, and No. 2017ZX10203202-003; and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission of Major Projects, No. D161100002716002, and No. D161100002716003.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the ethics committee of Peking University First Hospital. The study protocol conformed to the ethical guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the Ethics Committee of Shanghai Jing An District Central Hospital (Approval No. 090f51e6809a26e1 v1.0).
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We declare that no conflict of interest exists.
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: Xiao-Yuan Xu, MD, Chief Physician, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8 Xishiku Street, Beijing 100034, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: February 24, 2021
Peer-review started: February 24, 2021
First decision: April 18, 2021
Revised: May 2, 2021
Accepted: May 26, 2021
Article in press: May 26, 2021
Published online: July 26, 2021