Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81672759, 81602405)
Received: 8 March 2020
Accepted: 14 September 2020
First Online: 21 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experimental procedures involving the use of human tissue included the relevant receipt of written informed consent and were approved by the institutional review board at The XiangYa Hospital of Centre South University. For formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded HCC samples, human specimens were collected from the XiangYa Hospital tissue biobank, and the protocol for staining was approved by the local ethics committee of The XiangYa Hospital.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.