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World J Hepatol. Jan 8, 2016; 8(1): 1-8
Published online Jan 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i1.1
Metabonomic window into hepatitis B virus-related hepatic diseases
Qiang Hou, Zhi-Jun Duan
Qiang Hou, Zhi-Jun Duan, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116011, Liaoning Province, China
Author contributions: Hou Q searched the literature and drafted the review; Duan ZJ supervised the review.
Supported by Liaoning Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 2013B003.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Zhi-Jun Duan, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Zhongshan Road, Xigang District, Dalian 116011, Liaoning Province, China.
Telephone: +86-411-83635963
Received: April 29, 2015
Peer-review started: May 7, 2015
First decision: August 11, 2015
Revised: November 23, 2015
Accepted: December 17, 2015
Article in press: December 18, 2015
Published online: January 8, 2016
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Core tip: This review mainly analyzes the research progress of the metabonomics of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatic diseases, hoping to discover some potential metabolic markers which can distinguish HBV-related hepatic diseases from other etiologies and discover potential metabolic markers of HBV-related hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which can contribute to early discovery, diagnosis and treatment.