Funding for this research was provided by:
Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (IG15324)
Università di Bologna
DIMES, University of Bologna (Pallotti Fund)
Received: 13 July 2018
Accepted: 31 January 2019
First Online: 7 February 2019
: All animal experiments were performed according to European directive 2010/63/UE and Italian law (DL 26/2014). Experimental protocols were reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (“Comitato per il Benessere Animale”) of the University of Bologna, and the Italian Ministry of Health with letters n. 71,674-x/6, 12,511-x/10 and 4783-X/10 (supervisor: Prof. Patrizia Nanni). The principles of Reduction, Refinement and Replacement (the “three Rs”) have been applied to all animal experiments.
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