Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (106-2314-B-010-039-MY3, 107-2314-B-075-064-MY3, 109-2314-B-010-056-MY3)
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (VN100-002, V107-B-037, V107C-127, V108-C-175, V108-C-103, V108-D42-001-MY3, V109C-101, V109C-114, V110C-127)
Received: 23 March 2021
Accepted: 9 May 2021
First Online: 28 June 2021
: All animal experiments conformed to the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals published by the National Institutes of Health and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the National Yang-Ming University and the Taipei Veterans General Hospital under the license numbers of 991261 and 2017-075, respectively. All enrolled patients in this study gave their informed consents and human samples in this study were collected under protocols that were reviewed and approved by the institutional review board of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital under the license number 2018-06-008B and 2018-09-004C.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.