Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (R01 DE019156)
American Heart Association (15SDG25700146)
Health Science Center, University of Tennessee
National Institutes of Health (R01 GM125629)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-10-15
First Online: 15 October 2018
Compliance with Ethical Standards
: To be discarded extracted teeth were collected from Clinics at Boston University (BU) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) based on exempt protocols approved by the respective Medical Institutional Review Board (BU: #H-28882; and UTHSC:#12–01937-XM).
: This manuscript has been approved by all authors and is solely the work of the authors named.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.