Funding for this research was provided by:
This work was financially supported by Virology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Grant Number: 36112). ((Grant Number: 36112).)
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Received: 30 April 2019
Accepted: 27 February 2020
First Online: 14 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project was ethically approved by the ethics committee of Vice president of research of Iran University of Medical Sciences with ethic committee code: 1396.9413180001. All patients were informed prior to surgery and they were provided with written informed consent for participation. In the consent form they were informed that their tumor tissues will be collected and used for this study. Following their agreement to participate in the study and signed consent form, they were included in the survey. For each patient the written informed consent is available. The healthy pituitary tissues were collected from Legal Medicine Organization (LMO), Tehran, Iran following the required ethical approval which was needed for the organization. The first-degree relatives of deceased individuals were informed and provided with written consent form indicating collection of normal pituitary autopsies and following their agreement and signed consent form, the normal pituitary tissues were collected.
: The consent for publication is not required since no personal or identifying information of participants are contained within the manuscript or supplementary materials.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests..