Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81804047)
Society of Hong Kong Scholars (XJ2018059)
Innovative Research Team Project of “Innovative Strong Institute”, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2017TD05)
Received: 2 July 2020
Accepted: 23 August 2020
First Online: 14 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Fifty male Specific pathogen-free (6–8 weeks old, 18–220 g) rats were purchased from the Experimental Animal Center of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (SCXK 2018–0044). The animal study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.