About the Authors

Zijun Xie

Contributed equally to this work with: Zijun Xie, Gang Chen

Affiliations Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, Graduate School, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Gang Chen

Contributed equally to this work with: Zijun Xie, Gang Chen

Affiliation Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Xuchao Zhang

Affiliation Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Dongfeng Li

Affiliation Research Center of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Jian Huang

Affiliation Physical Examination Center of East Ward, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Cuiqin Yang

Affiliation Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Pingyong Zhang

Affiliation Physical Examination Center of East Ward, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Yuxuan Qin

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Yifan Duan

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Bo Gong

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Zijun Li

zijunli2005@yahoo.com.cn

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZL XZ. Performed the experiments: ZX DL. Analyzed the data: ZX XZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GC JH CY PZ YQ YD BG. Wrote the paper: ZX ZL.