Funding for this research was provided by:
National Science Council (MOST 108-2314-B-038 -051 -MY3)
Received: 5 March 2020
Revised: 6 June 2020
Accepted: 10 June 2020
First Online: 23 July 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: Clinical samples were collected from the National Taiwan University Hospital (Taipei City, Taiwan). All enrolled patients gave written informed consent for their tissues to be used for scientific research. The study was approved by the Joint Institutional Review Board of National Taiwan University Hospital (201705121RIND), consistent with the recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki for biomedical research.
: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. The authors declare that they have no potential financial competing interests that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript at present or in the future. Additionally, no nonfinancial competing interests are involved in the manuscript.