About the Authors

Xiaojing Quan

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Hesheng Luo

xhnk@163.com

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Yin Liu

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, the Affiliated Hospital of Guilin Medical College, Guilin, China

Hong Xia

Affiliations Department of Gastroenterology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, Key Laboratory of Hubei Province for Digestive System Diseases, Wuhan, China

Wei Chen

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Qincai Tang

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XJQ HSL. Performed the experiments: XJQ YL WC QCT. Analyzed the data: XJQ HSL QCT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HX. Wrote the paper: XJQ HSL.