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sues (n = 248).
(C) Positive correlation between circMTO1 and S100A1 levels were analyzed in cervical cancer patients using the Pearson’s
correlation coeﬃcient analysis.
(D) Negative correlation between miR-6893 and S100A1 levels were analyzed in cervical cancer patients using the Pearson’s correlation coeﬃcient analysis.
Fig. 8. Schematic diagram shows the mechanism by which circMTO1 con-tributes to cervical cancer tumorigenesis and chemoresistance.
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We declare no conflict of interest.
We thank Zhongping Cheng for helpful discussions and critical reading.
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Fuxin Zheng a,b,1, Miao Wanga,1, Yawei Lic,1, Chao Huanga, Dan Taod, Fei Xiea, Hui Zhanga, Jiayin Suna, Chuanhua Zhangb, Chaohui Gue , Zhendi Wanga,∗∗, Guosong Jianga,∗ a Department of Urology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China b Department of Urology, Wuhan No.1 Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China c Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, 241001, China d Department of Oncology, The Fifth Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, 430050, China e Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450052, China
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