Funding for this research was provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (SC1HL134212)
National Institutes of Health (P50HL117929)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (G12MD007602)
Received: 26 December 2019
Revised: 10 March 2020
Accepted: 1 April 2020
First Online: 22 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal experiments in this study were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the Atlanta University Center and complied with the NIH guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.
: Not applicable.
: The authors indicate no potential conflicts of interest.