Funding for this research was provided by:
Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (2014_A193)
Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (2013_A262)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (WA 1706 8-1)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (WA2837, FOR2033-A03, TRR127-A5)
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (01KU1402B)
Received: 13 March 2018
Accepted: 9 May 2018
First Online: 22 May 2018
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: All human samples were used in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Ethics Committee of the Dresden University of Technology. Animal experiments were performed in accordance with German animal welfare legislation and approved by the relevant authorities (Landesdirektion Dresden, Referat 24).
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