Funding for this research was provided by:
the Pearl River Talent Recruitment Program (2019ZT08Y485, 2019QN01Y138, 2019JC01Y182)
the Guangdong Financial Fund for High-Caliber Hospital Construction (174-2018-XMZC-0001-03-0125, D-07, D-11)
the National Science and Technology Major Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2018ZX10302207)
Young Teacher Foundation of Sun Yat-sen University (18ykzd05, 17ykpy71)
the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81700928)
Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2016A030313262)
Received: 16 April 2021
Accepted: 16 August 2021
First Online: 30 August 2021
: Human samples collection was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University (Protocol Number: KQEC-2020-055-01). All animal experiments were performed under an institutionally approved protocol for the use of animal research of Sun Yat-sen University (Protocol Number: SYSU-IACUC-2020-000394).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.