Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01AI148711, T32AI007051)
u.s. department of defense (W81XWH-18-1-0315)
school of medicine, university of alabama at birmingham (Faculty Start-up Funds)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (T90DE022736)
Received: 13 July 2021
Accepted: 27 October 2021
First Online: 20 November 2021
: All animal experiments were performed in compliance with federal laws and institutional guidelines as approved by the UAB IACUC. Approval from the UAB Institutional Review Board for Not Human Subjects Research (IRB-300003295) was used for study of melanoma patient samples.
: Not applicable.
: The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exists.