Funding for this research was provided by:
National Cancer Institute (R01CA228524, U54ca163120)
Received: 3 October 2017
Accepted: 10 December 2018
First Online: 22 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal experiments and procedures were approved by the Animal Review Committee at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. All animals were maintained according to NIH guidelines. These animals were under the care of veterinarians in an animal facility at the University of Nebraska Medical Center that is fully accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. The animals were housed in specific pathogen-free conditions in sterilized plastic containers covered with polyester bacterial air filters. Food, water, and bedding were changed two times per week under sterile conditions. Animals were monitored daily. The animals involved in this proposed study were treated humanely under the guidelines of the UNMC Animal Care and Use Committee.
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