Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JP17K19538, 2011/LS003, JP17K17570, JP15K15118)
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (17fk0108120h0001)
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Received: 1 May 2019
Accepted: 4 September 2019
First Online: 11 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Our study was performed in strict accordance with the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. The protocol was approved by the Committee on the Ethics of Animal Experiments at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (permit number 29–59). All surgeries were performed under isoflurane anesthesia with every effort made to minimize animal suffering. The study also adhered to the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting in vivo animal experiments (Additional file InternalRef removed).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.