Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB/TRR57 (P13 and Q3))
Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF) within the Faculty of Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University (O3-1)
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Received: 9 November 2018
Accepted: 14 November 2018
First Online: 4 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol conformed to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki as reflected in a priori approval by the appropriate institutional review committee. Informed verbal consent for liver biospsy was obtained from all patients. Additional ethical approval to analyse these anonymized liver specimens in our study was granted by the local Human Research Ethics Committees and the Institutional Review Board at the RWTH University Hospital Aachen (EK256/12 and EK186/15).
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