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Clinical significance of FAP-α on microvessel and lymphatic vessel density in lung squamous cell carcinoma
  1. Ling Chen1,
  2. Meihui Chen2,
  3. Zenglei Han1,
  4. Fengxing Jiang3,
  5. Chunyuan Xu1,
  6. Yue Qin2,
  7. Ning Ding2,
  8. Yang Liu1,
  9. Tenglong Zhang1,
  10. Zhijie An1,
  11. Chengye Guo1
  1. 1 Department of Oncology, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao, China
  2. 2 Institute of Clinical Medicine, Qingdao University Medical College, Qingdao, China
  3. 3 Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao, China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Zhijie An, Department of Oncology, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao 266000, China; 18661628172{at}163.com and Professor Chengye Guo, Department of Oncology, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao 266012, China; chengye_guo{at}126.com

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  • LC, MC and ZH are co-first authors.

  • Handling editor Dhirendra Govender.

  • Contributors All authors were involved in study design and data acquisition, as well as data analysis and drafting of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of this study. LC, MC, ZH, FJ were involved in gathering samples, planning experiments and performing stainings as well as data analysis (statistics). Furthermore, they all participated in drafting this study. CX, YQ, ND, TZ were conducting immunohistochemical stainings, and analysed the results; they also participated in writing this manuscript. ZA and CG planned the study, analysed the data, drafted the manuscript and supervised the project.

  • Funding This study was funded by Qingdao Municipal Hospital.

  • Disclaimer The funder did not play any role in the conception, design and conduct of the study other than ensuring that the fund was correctly utilised for the study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • LC, MC and ZH are co-first authors.

  • Handling editor Dhirendra Govender.

  • Contributors All authors were involved in study design and data acquisition, as well as data analysis and drafting of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of this study. LC, MC, ZH, FJ were involved in gathering samples, planning experiments and performing stainings as well as data analysis (statistics). Furthermore, they all participated in drafting this study. CX, YQ, ND, TZ were conducting immunohistochemical stainings, and analysed the results; they also participated in writing this manuscript. ZA and CG planned the study, analysed the data, drafted the manuscript and supervised the project.

  • Funding This study was funded by Qingdao Municipal Hospital.

  • Disclaimer The funder did not play any role in the conception, design and conduct of the study other than ensuring that the fund was correctly utilised for the study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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