Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81570667, 81470948, 81670633)
National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (2016YFC0906103)
Major Research plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91742204)
International (regional) cooperation and exchange projects (81761138041)
The National Key Technology R&D Program (2015BAI12B0, 2018YFC1314003-1)
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Received: 20 September 2019
Accepted: 23 March 2020
First Online: 6 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and the protocol was approved by the Ethical Committee of Tongji Hospital, which is affiliated with Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Project No. TJ-IRB20181106). These patients have signed informed consent at the time of kidney biopsy, agreeing to use the residual specimens of kidney and related materials for further scientific researches. We conducted a retrospective study to collect relevant clinical data of patients, so verbal informed consent was obtained from these participants and was approved by the ethics committee.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.