Production and activity of matrix metalloproteinases during liver fibrosis progression of chronic hepatitis C patients
Moises Martinez-Castillo, Abigail Hernandez-Barragan, Ivonne Flores-Vasconcelos, Dorothy Rosique-Oramas, Gabriela Gutierrez-Reyes, Liver, Pancreas and Motility Laboratory, Unit of Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, General Hospital of Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City 06726, Mexico
Marina Galicia-Moreno, Department of Molecular Biology and Genomics, Institute of Molecular Biology in Medicine and Gene Therapy, Health Science University Center, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara 06726, Mexico
Jose Luis Perez-Hernandez, Fatima Higuera-De la Tijera, Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga,” Mexico City 06726, Mexico
Eduardo E Montalvo-Jave, Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga,” School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City 06726, Mexico
Aldo Torre-Delgadillo, David Kershenobich, Hepatology and Liver Transplant, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán,” Mexico City 06726, Mexico
Paula Cordero-Perez, Linda Muñoz-Espinosa, University Hospital “Dr. José Eleuterio González,” Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey 06726, Mexico
Author contributions: Gutierrez-Reyes G and Kershenobich D contributed to the study design; Perez-Hernandez JL, Higuera-De la Tijera F, Montalvo-Jave E, Torre-Delgadillo A, Cordero-Perez P and Muñoz-Espinosa L contributed to the clinical evaluation; Cordero-Perez P and Rosique-Oramas D contributed to the biochemical evaluation of patients; Flores-Vasconcelos I and Gutierrez-Reyes G contributed to the data collection; Martinez-Castillo M, Hernandez-Barragan A, Flores-Vasconcelos I and Galicia-Moreno M contributed to the matrix metalloproteinases assessment; Martinez-Castillo M and Gutierrez-Reyes G contributed to the manuscript writing; Gutierrez-Reyes G contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript; All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the National Council for Science and Technology, No. SALUD-2016-272579 and No. PAPIIT-UNAM TA200515.
Institutional review board statement: The study was previously approved by the institutional ethics committees of the Hospital General de México (HG/DI/16/107/03/082) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (FMD/DI/15/2015), guaranteeing its performance in accordance with the ethical principles described in the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki.
Informed consent statement: All participants provided written statements of informed consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest or financial conflict with any organization or entity.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Gabriela Gutierrez-Reyes, PhD, Academic Researcher, Professor, Research Scientist, Liver, Pancreas and Motility Laboratory, Unit of Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, General Hospital of Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Dr. Balmis 148 Col Doctores Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06726, Mexico. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 2, 2020
Peer-review started: October 2, 2020
First decision: December 3, 2020
Revised: December 14, 2020
Accepted: December 28, 2020
Article in press: December 28, 2020
Published online: February 27, 2021