Funding for this research was provided by:
National Cancer Institute (R01CA136606)
Liver Center, University of California, San Francisco (P30DK026743)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31360220)
Guizhou Provincial Department of Science and Technology (2012-2241)
the Italian Association Against Cancer (IG 12139)
Received: 9 June 2018
Accepted: 28 March 2019
First Online: 11 April 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The animal experiment protocols were approved by the Committee for Animal Research at the University of California, San Francisco (Additional file InternalRef removed: ARRIVE checklist).For human samples, Institutional Review Board approval was obtained at the National Institutes of Health and the local Ethical Committee of the Medical University of Greifswald (# BB 67/10) in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration. Written informed consent was obtained from all individuals.
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