Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (2017-67016-26675)
University of Connecticut (Research Excellence Program)
Atomwise, Inc. (Artificial Intelligence Molecular Screen (AIMS) award)
Program In Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health (Promising Project Award)
Received: 14 April 2020
Accepted: 23 June 2020
First Online: 30 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) used in this study were harvested from pigs based on a protocol (A17–004) approved by the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) at the University of Connecticut.
: Not applicable.
: A provisional patent application was filed based on the results of this study.