Funding for this research was provided by:
Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders
Grants-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology of Japan
Grants-in Aid from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
a grant for Research and Development Project III of Yokohama City University
grants for medical research from Takeda Science Foundation for Visionary Research
Received: 12 July 2017
Accepted: 1 February 2018
First Online: 17 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the ethics committee of the Yokohama City University Hospital (approval number: B121101045). Informed consent was obtained from each participant according to the research ethics of our university hospital.
: Not applicable.
: Research funds were obtained from the Cosmic Corporation. The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. No other conflict of interest exists.
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