Received: 14 August 2020
Accepted: 27 November 2020
First Online: 9 December 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was carried out after approval by the Animal Ethics Committee of the Medical School of São José do Rio Preto (São Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil—permit number for animal experiments: 001-001788/2017), the Research Ethics Committee of the Medical School of São José do Rio Preto (São Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil—permit number for experiments with human kidney samples: 1.021.915), and the Ethics Advisory Committee of the São Paulo University (São Paulo, Brazil—permit number for experiments with human cells: 1199-0079-10/2018), in accordance with current standards for research involving animals and human beings. Regarding the experiments with human samples, all patients provided informed written consent, and the study complied with the Declarations of Helsinki and Istanbul.
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: The authors declare no competing interests.