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Research Article

Vitamin A Deficiency Induces Congenital Spinal Deformities in Rats

  • Zheng Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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  • Jianxiong Shen mail,

    shenjianxiong@medmail.com.cn

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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  • William Ka Kei Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Institute of Digestive Diseases, LKS Institute of Health Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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  • Xiaojuan Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Institute of Digestive Diseases, LKS Institute of Health Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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  • Jinqian Liang,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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  • Guixing Qiu,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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  • Jiaming Liu

    Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046565

About the Authors

Zheng Li, Jianxiong Shen, Jinqian Liang, Guixing Qiu, Jiaming Liu
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
William Ka Kei Wu, Xiaojuan Wang
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Institute of Digestive Diseases, LKS Institute of Health Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Corresponding Author

Email: shenjianxiong@medmail.com.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZL JS. Performed the experiments: ZL J. Liang J. Liu. Analyzed the data: ZL JS GQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS ZL GQ. Wrote the paper: ZL WKKW XW.