Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (21775023)
the Medical Elite Cultivation Program of Fujian Province (2018-ZQN-49)
Joint Funds for the Innovation of Science and Technology in Fujian Province (2016Y9019)
the Special Fund of Youth Top-Notch Innovative Talents of Fujian Province (SQNBJ201601)
the Open Program for the Key Lab/Research Platform of the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University (FYKFKT-201707)
the Outstanding Youth Scientific Research Personnel Training Plan of Colleges and Universities in Fujian Province (2015B027)
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Received: 12 November 2018
Revised: 14 January 2019
Accepted: 22 January 2019
First Online: 21 February 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: This study conformed to the ethical guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by The Ethics Committee for Human Research, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University. Human serum samples used in this study do not have any identifying information about all the participants that provided written informed consent.