Funding for this research was provided by:
Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shannxi Province of China (2017JZ026)
Independent Research Project of State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology (2017ZB04)
Received: 30 October 2018
Revised: 22 April 2019
Accepted: 30 May 2019
First Online: 18 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal experiments were approved by the Animal Care Committee of Fourth Military Medical University (Permit Number: kq-022), and all the experimental procedures were conducted following the relevant guidelines and regulations. Animals were kept in specific pathogen-free conditions (SPF) at 26 °C with a 12-h light/dark cycle. They were given a standard pellet rodent diet and water. All surgeries were performed under sodium pentobarbital anesthesia, and all efforts were made to minimize suffering.
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