Funding for this research was provided by:
Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (17K08545)
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (JP18H03182)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-10-06
Received: 2 June 2018
Revised: 24 August 2018
Accepted: 25 September 2018
First Online: 6 October 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The procedures and protocols for the experiments were approved by the Committee for Animal Research of Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (No. 26-263) and Ritsumeikan University (No. BKC 2017-050). The animals were cared for, and the experiments were carried out according to the guidelines of this committee. Female mice (C57BL/6J, 6 weeks of age) were purchased from Shimizu Experimental Animals (Kyoto, Japan) and fed standard pellet food and water ad libitum.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.