Omar Ramos-Lopez, Sonia Roman, Erika Martinez-Lopez, Nora A Fierro, Karina Gonzalez-Aldaco, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Arturo Panduro, Department of Molecular Biology in Medicine, Civil Hospital of Guadalajara “Fray Antonio Alcalde”, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44280, Mexico
Omar Ramos-Lopez, Sonia Roman, Erika Martinez-Lopez, Nora A Fierro, Karina Gonzalez-Aldaco, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Arturo Panduro, Health Sciences University Center, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44340, Mexico
Author contributions: Ramos-Lopez O performed the genotyping experiments, statistical analysis and prepared the first draft of the manuscript; Roman S wrote, integrated the final version and critically revised the content of this article; Martinez-Lopez E provided the biochemical tests and critically revised the manuscript; Fierro NA wrote and critically revised the article; Gonzalez-Aldaco K and Jose-Abrego A wrote, revised statistical analysis and critically reviewed the manuscript; Panduro A conceived the study, performed clinical studies and transient elastography, wrote and critically revised the content of this article; all authors critically reviewed all drafts and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Promep-University of Guadalajara to Arturo Panduro, No. UDG-CA-478.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences University Center.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Arturo Panduro, MD, PhD, FAASLD, Department of Molecular Biology in Medicine, Civil Hospital of Guadalajara “Fray Antonio Alcalde”, Hospital # 278, Col. El Retiro, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44280, Mexico. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 29, 2016
Peer-review started: March 31, 2016
First decision: June 12, 2016
Revised: June 28, 2016
Accepted: August 11, 2016
Article in press: August 15, 2016
Published online: September 8, 2016