Funding for this research was provided by:
Guangdong Province Natural Science Foundation of China (2015A030313276)
Dean Foundation of Nanfang Hospital (2016Z021)
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Received: 21 May 2018
Accepted: 16 August 2018
First Online: 22 August 2018
Compliance with Ethical Standards
: Qi Liu, Xiaolin Xu, Zhou Yang, Yapu Liu, Xiuhua Wu, Zhiping Huang, Junhao Liu, Zucheng Huang, Ganggang Kong, Jianyang Ding, Rong Li, Junyu Lin, and Qingan Zhu declare no conflicts of interest.
: The present study was approved by the Animal Experiments Ethics Committee of Southern Medical University. The animal procedures were conducted in accordance with the Guidelines of Caring for Laboratory Animals by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. Surgery was performed under anesthesia, and all efforts were made to minimize suffering.