Funding for this research was provided by:
A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Received: 30 April 2020
Accepted: 18 September 2020
First Online: 29 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The authors are accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. This retrospective analysis study was conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the Internal Review Board of the University of North Carolina and Mie University. Since the collection of archival tissue was done through an un-identifiable approach, no consent form was needed for this study. None of the cell lines used in the present study required ethics approval for their use.
: Not applicable for this study.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.