Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (R01-DK-114663, P01-HL-62222)
Japan Heart Foundation / Bayer Yakuhin Research Grant Abroad
Received: 11 February 2020
Accepted: 25 April 2020
First Online: 8 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures used for this study were approved by University of Nebraska Medical Center Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC, approval reference number: 14-036-07-FC) and conducted according to the National Institutes of Health guiding principles for the research involving animals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.