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Increased plasma sVCAM-1 is associated with severity in IgA nephropathy

BMC Nephrology201314:21

Received: 3 May 2012

Accepted: 15 January 2013

Published: 22 January 2013

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Original Submission
3 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
24 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Karen Molyneux
4 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dimitrios Kirmizis
29 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Li Zhu
Resubmission - Version 2
29 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Karen Molyneux
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
22 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2369-14-21

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Authors’ Affiliations

Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Peking University First Hospital; Peking University Institute of Nephrology; Key Laboratory of Renal Disease, Ministry of Health of China, Key Laboratory of Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention and Treatment (Peking University), Ministry of Education