Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (AI119873, AI138129)
National Center for Research Resources (5P41RR011823)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8P41GM103533)
Received: 7 September 2020
Accepted: 8 February 2021
First Online: 4 March 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experiments were done according to the animal use protocol approved by Texas A&M University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) (AUP 2017-0068 and 2018-0001) that meets all federal requirements, as defined in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the Public Health Service Policy (PHS), and the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Rabbits used in this study were commercially purchased through Comparative Medicine Program at Texas A&M from Harlan Sprague Dawley Inc. (Indianapolis, IN, USA).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.