Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81760029, 81760030)
Applied Basic Research Fundation of Yunnan Provinc (2015FB030)
Joint Project on Applied Basic Research Foundation of Yunnan Science and Technology Department-Kunming Medical University (2015FB030; 2018FE001-146 and 2018FE001-213)
Yunnan Health Science and Technology Project (2017NS022)
Kunming Medical University young and middle-aged academic and technical talents fund (60117190455)
Kunming Health and Family Planning Commission Medical and Health Science and Technology Program - Reserve Talents (2019-03-07-003)
Scientific and Technological Innovation Team of Spinal Degenerative Diseases Research in Kunming Medical University (CXTD201805)
Received: 12 November 2019
Accepted: 18 March 2020
First Online: 30 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All tissue samples were collected with written informed consent in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and with the approval of the Medical Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University (Approval number: 2018061811, Date: 2018/06/18, Kunming, China). All of the animal experiments in this study were performed in accordance with the National Institutes of Health Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and were approved by the laboratory animal ethical committee of Kunming Medical University.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.