Shi-Ying Wang, Ping Tao, Hong-Yi Hu, Lei Zhao, Bo-Yun Sun, Wang-Jun Zhang, Jiang Lin, Department of Gastroenterology, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Shi-Ying Wang, Hong-Yi Hu, Jian-Ye Yuan, Institute of Digestive Diseases, China-Canada Center of Research for Digestive Diseases (ccCRDD), Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Author contributions: Wang SY performed the experiments, prepared the figures, and contributed to the manuscript writing; Tao P, Zhao L, Sun BY and Zhang WJ performed the experiments and analyzed the data; Tao P and Zhang WJ provided research materials; Yuan JY and Hu HY contributed to experimental design; Lin J contributed to experimental design, interpretation of data, and manuscript writing, and supervised the project; all authors approved the final version.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81373616.
Institutional review board statement: The following study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All procedures involving animals in the following manuscript were reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (No. SZY201612006).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest related to this study.
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Correspondence to: Jiang Lin, PhD, MD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 725, South Wanping Road, Shanghai 200032, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 6, 2017
Peer-review started: September 7, 2017
First decision: October 10, 2017
Revised: November 3, 2017
Accepted: November 14, 2017
Article in press: November 14, 2017
Published online: December 21, 2017