Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (2T32AI112541-06, 2T32HL007411-39, MD007593, MD007586, T32GM135131, K08AAI151100, HD090061)
National Science Foundation (1400969, 1547757, CHE-1847804)
Received: 4 October 2020
Accepted: 27 December 2020
First Online: 9 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval to carry out this study was provided by the Meharry Medical College Institutional Review Board (IRB 081204AAH23119). The secondary use of de-identified or coded samples is not considered research involving human subjects under 45 CFR 46. Biospecimens used in this study were de-identified and need for consent was waived by the IRB in accordance with federal regulation (45 CFR 46, Department of Health and Human Services, Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 42 U.S.C. 289(a); 42 U.S.C. 300v-1(b)).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no conflicts of interest. The authors declare no competing interests.