Funding for this research was provided by:
The Science and Technology Development Fund, Macau SAR (Project no: 0096/2018/A3)
the NSFC overseas and Hong Kong and Macao Scholars Cooperative Research Fund Project (Project no: 81828013)
Taihe Hospital with internal funding and the Science and Technology Development Fund (Project no: 0096/2018/A3, 130/2017/A3, and 0099/2018/A3)
Received: 14 July 2020
Accepted: 18 October 2020
First Online: 19 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal experiments were in accordance with institutional animal care guidelines and conducted according to the committee-approved protocols of the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macau Institute. (Macau, China). All procedures in studies involving human participants were performed in accordance with the ethical standards and approved by the ethics committee of Hubei Taihe Hospital.
: Not applicable.
: All the authors have no financial or commercial conflict of interest to disclose.