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CCM3/SERPINI1 bidirectional promoter variants in patients with cerebral cavernous malformations: a molecular and functional study

  • Concetta Scimone1, 2,
  • Placido Bramanti3,
  • Alessia Ruggeri1,
  • Luigi Donato1, 2,
  • Concetta Alafaci1,
  • Concetta Crisafulli1,
  • Massimo Mucciardi4,
  • Carmela Rinaldi1,
  • Antonina Sidoti1, 2Email author and
  • Rosalia D’Angelo1
BMC Medical GeneticsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:74

Received: 9 June 2015

Accepted: 29 September 2016

Published: 13 October 2016

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Original Submission
9 Jun 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Sep 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Robert Shenkar
29 Feb 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David L. Corcoran
24 Jun 2016 Author responded Author comments - Concetta Scimone
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Jun 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Sep 2016 Editorially accepted
13 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12881-016-0332-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, Division of Medical Biotechnologies and Preventive Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Department of Cutting-Edge Medicine and Therapies, Biomolecular Strategies And Neuroscience, Section of Neuroscience-applied, Molecular Genetics and Predictive Medicine, I.E.ME.S.T, Palermo, Italy
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulejo”, Messina, Italy
Department of Economy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy