Funding for this research was provided by:
DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program (PC150083)
Received: 9 July 2020
Accepted: 10 December 2020
First Online: 7 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The animal study was approved by Texas A&M University IACUC and Animal Care and Use Review Office (ACURO) of the US Army, and all procedures were in accordance with institutional guidelines.
: Not applicable.
: Two of the authors, Fei Liu and Qingguo Zhao, share ownership over a patent entitled “Mesenchymal stem cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells”, which depicts some of the concepts presented herein. The patent was granted in USA on 2019-07-16 (US10351825B2) and is pending internationally (WO2016081032A3). The other three authors, Bo Hai, Jack Kelly, and Samuel Wu, declare that they have no conflict of interest.