Funding for this research was provided by:
Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
National Health and Medical Research Council (1175134)
Received: 28 April 2020
Accepted: 6 July 2020
First Online: 14 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The human sample collections and the experiments in pre-existing datasets (GSE147507, GSE2052 and GSE10667) were approved by the Ethical Committee of original studies. The dataset analysis was approved by Ethics Committee of Bengbu Medical College.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.