Funding for this research was provided by:
Tenth independent topic selection in China Academy of Chinese Medical Science (z0470)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81704189)
Received: 6 September 2019
Accepted: 11 October 2019
First Online: 27 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol demonstrated herein was approved by the Ethical inspection committee of the Institute of Basic Research in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Every recruited patient must provide written informed consent in advance of enrolling.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.