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Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 206–207 | Cite as

Response to the letter by Dr. Naoya Yamada, and Dr. Koichi Mizuta regarding our manuscript: “Mac-2 binding protein glycan isomer (M2BPGi) is a new serum biomarker for assessing liver fibrosis: more than a biomarker of liver fibrosis”

  • Ken ShirabeEmail author
  • Yuki Bekki
  • Dolgormaa Gantumur
  • Kenichiro Araki
  • Norihiro Ishii
  • Atsushi Kuno
  • Hisashi Narimatsu
  • Masashi Mizokami
Letter to the Editor
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© Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Shirabe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuki Bekki
    • 2
  • Dolgormaa Gantumur
    • 1
  • Kenichiro Araki
    • 1
  • Norihiro Ishii
    • 1
  • Atsushi Kuno
    • 3
  • Hisashi Narimatsu
    • 3
  • Masashi Mizokami
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of General Surgical ScienceGunma University, Graduate School of MedicineMaebashiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and ScienceKyushu University, Graduate School of Medicine, FukuokaFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Biotechnology Research Institute for Drug Discovery, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukubaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Genome Medical Sciences ProjectResearch Institute, National Center for Global Health and MedicineIchikawaJapan

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