Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (R01HL103671)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81470485)
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (2016-I2M-1-009)
Received: 18 September 2019
Accepted: 18 November 2019
First Online: 6 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Animals were treated in accordance with the National Institutes of Health <i>Guidelines for the Use and Care of Laboratory Animals</i> (HHS Pub. No.85–23), and study protocols were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.