Funding for this research was provided by:
Jiangsu Province’s Key Discipline / Laboratory of Medicine (XK201118)
National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFA0103700)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-81770258, 31500944)
Science and Technology Project of Suzhou (SYS201705)
National Clinical Key Specialty of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jiangsu Clinical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery (BL201451)
Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20150687, BK20160321)
Taishan Scholar Project of Shandong Province of China (tsqn20161066)
Received: 13 March 2018
Revised: 16 December 2018
Accepted: 17 December 2018
First Online: 11 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal experiments were approved by the Ethics Committee of Soochow University (Ref: SZUM2008031233) and were conducted according to institutional animal ethics guidelines for the Care and Use of Research Animals established by Soochow University, Suzhou, China.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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