Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81200770, 81571213)
13th Jiangsu Province Six talent peaks project (C type)
the Nanjing Medical Science and technique Development Foundation (QRX17006)
the National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFA0104304)
Received: 6 February 2019
Revised: 23 May 2019
Accepted: 27 May 2019
First Online: 13 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Primary hGMSCs were isolated from the clinically discarded healthy gingival tissues of informed donor in Nanjing Stomatological Hospital approved by the Ethics Committee of Nanjing Stomatological Hospital (permit number: 2015NL-002). Animal experiments were performed according to a protocol approved by the Animal Welfare and Ethical committee of The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School (permit number: NJGLYY2018010001).
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