Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81770257, 81500277, 81600218)
Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20170002, BK20150321, BK20150345, BK20150320)
Natural Science Foundation for Colleges and Universities in Jiangsu Province (15KJB180017)
Suzhou Municipal Science and Technology Foundation (SYS201675, SYS201540)
Jiangsu Clinical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery
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Received: 14 October 2017
Revised: 9 January 2018
Accepted: 31 January 2018
First Online: 9 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Experiments with donated human tissues including adult hearts and skin biopsies, as well as fetal brain, heart, liver, spine and stomach, were approved by the ethical committees of Soochow University, Suzhou, China and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and performed after informed consent from the donors or their parents/legal guardians.
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