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The Association between the Levels of Serum Ferritin and Sex Hormones in a Large Scale of Chinese Male Population

  • Zhenfang Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhenfang Liu, Fanghui Ye

    Affiliation: Hematology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Fanghui Ye equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zhenfang Liu, Fanghui Ye

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Haiying Zhang,

    Affiliations: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Department of Occupational Health and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Yong Gao,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Aihua Tan,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Shijun Zhang,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Qiang Xiao,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Bing Zhang,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Lulu Huang,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Bingbing Ye,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Xue Qin,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Chunlei Wu,

    Affiliations: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Zheng Lu,

    Affiliations: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Youjie Zhang,

    Affiliations: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Ming Liao,

    Affiliation: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Xiaobo Yang mail,

    yxbo21021@163.com (XBY); zengnanmo@hotmail.com (ZNM)

    Affiliations: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Department of Occupational Health and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Zengnan Mo mail

    yxbo21021@163.com (XBY); zengnanmo@hotmail.com (ZNM)

    Affiliations: Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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  • Published: October 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075908

About the Authors

Zhenfang Liu
Hematology Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
Fanghui Ye, Haiying Zhang, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Shijun Zhang, Qiang Xiao, Bing Zhang, Lulu Huang, Bingbing Ye, Chunlei Wu, Zheng Lu, Youjie Zhang, Ming Liao, Xiaobo Yang, Zengnan Mo
Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
Haiying Zhang, Xiaobo Yang
Department of Occupational Health and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
Xue Qin
Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
Chunlei Wu, Zheng Lu, Youjie Zhang, Zengnan Mo
Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZNM XBY ZFL HYZ FHY SJZ. Performed the experiments: YG AHT XQ HYZ CLW ZL YJZ ML. Wrote the paper: ZFL FHY QX BZ LLH BBY.