Adipokines, cytokines and body fat stores in hepatitis C virus liver steatosis
Emilio González-Reimers, Javier López-Prieto, Geraldine Quintero-Platt, Ricardo Pelazas-González, M Remedios Alemán-Valls, Onán Pérez-Hernández, M José de-la-Vega-Prieto, M Angeles Gómez-Rodríguez, Candelaria Martín-González, Francisco Santolaria-Fernández, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Universidad de La Laguna, 38320 Canary Islands, Spain
Author contributions: González-Reimers E, López-Prieto J, Quintero-Platt G, Pelazas-González R, Alemán-Valls MR, Pérez-Hernández O, Martín-González C contributed to study conception and design; González-Reimers E, López-Prieto J, Quintero-Platt G, Alemán-Valls MR and Santolaria-Fernández F contributed to data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, and writing of the article; López-Prieto J, Pelazas-González R and Pérez-Hernández O contributed to histomorphometrical analysis of the liver biopsies; de-la-Vega-Prieto MJ contributed to determination of cytokines and adipokines; Gómez-Rodríguez MA contributed to data acquisition and analysis of body composition by densitometry.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Hospital Universitario de Canarias (PI/07) and the Institutional Review Board from the third cycle studies of the University of la Laguna.
Informed consent statement: All the patients provided written informed consent before starting the study procedures.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding this manuscript. No funding or institutional grants have been received for this study.
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Correspondence to: Emilio González-Reimers, PhD, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Universidad de La Laguna, Ofra s/n, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, 38320 Canary Islands, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 30, 2015
Peer-review started: July 31, 2015
First decision: September 29, 2015
Revised: October 19, 2015
Accepted: December 18, 2015
Article in press: December 21, 2015
Published online: January 8, 2016