Funding for this research was provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI R01 HL078929, NHLBI PPG HL14985, R03 HL095439)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Merit Review)
Received: 19 December 2015
Accepted: 16 June 2016
First Online: 1 July 2016
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors of this manuscript declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
: All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals (mice) were followed in the experiments described in this manuscript.