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Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine

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Absence of the dermatan sulfate chain of decorin does not affect mouse development

Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine201716:7

Received: 13 December 2016

Accepted: 20 February 2017

Published: 17 April 2017

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Original Submission
13 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Renato Iozzo
10 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marian F. Young
30 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Pierre Moffatt
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12952-017-0074-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Research Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Laboratory for the Study of Calcified Tissues and Biomaterials, Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Dentistry, Université de Montréal