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Value of soluble Urokinase plasminogen activator receptor over age as a biomarker of impaired myocardial relaxation

  • Angela S. Koh1, 2Email author,
  • Bhaarathy Velmurugan3,
  • Fei Gao1, 2,
  • Ru San Tan1, 2,
  • Jia-Ing Wong1,
  • Louis L. Y. Teo1,
  • Bryan M. H. Keng1,
  • Serene J. M. Chua1,
  • Jian-Min Yuan4, 5,
  • Woon-Puay Koh2, 6 and
  • Christine Cheung3, 7
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:275

Received: 23 August 2017

Accepted: 15 November 2017

Published: 28 November 2017

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Original Submission
23 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
9 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jesper Eugen-Olsen
20 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Tower
14 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Angela Koh
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
28 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0668-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Heart Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, Singapore
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, USA
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore