Funding for this research was provided by:
the Special Funds for the Science and Technology Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Fujian Provincial Department of Health (Grant No.wzhw201302)
the Special Funds for the Science and Technology Program of Public Wellbeing from Xiamen Science and Technology Bureau (Grant No.3502Z20144030)
the Medical Innovation Project of Fujian, China (Grant No.2015-CXB-43)
the Special Funds from the Xiamen Chuanming Biological Technology Co. Ltd (Grant No.XDHT2015241A)
Received: 8 August 2018
Accepted: 10 June 2019
First Online: 21 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experimental protocols described in the present study were approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee of Xiamen University (LACUC: XMULAC20150077). All procedures for the animal study were conducted in accordance with ARRIVE guidelines, and every effort was made to alleviate the suffering of the animals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.