Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (16K08736)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-21
Received: 3 May 2019
Accepted: 13 January 2020
First Online: 21 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures in this study were performed in accordance with approval from the local research ethics committees at the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. This study was approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee of Hamamatsu University School of Medicine (approval number: 2015008). All animal experiments and procedures complied with ARRIVE guidelines, and were carried out in accordance with the National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. With respect to the use and collection of human tissue samples, all patients included in this study gave a written informed consent for the use of their tissue. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Hamamatsu University School of Medicine (approval number: 15–197).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests related to this publication.