Funding for this research was provided by:
The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Malaysia (NH 1014 D048)
Received: 26 March 2018
Accepted: 27 June 2019
First Online: 8 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The informed consents were obtained from healthy women who delivered full-term infants (38–40 weeks) by elective caesarian delivery prior to the collection of umbilical cord samples. The usage of human umbilical cord samples from consenting patients in this study was approved by the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Research Ethics Committee (UKM 18.104.22.168/244/FF-2015-217).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.