Funding for this research was provided by:
American Heart Association (18CDA34110010)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (P01 HL136267, P01 HL69999)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (RO1 DK044628)
Received: 7 October 2018
Accepted: 17 December 2018
First Online: 3 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experimental procedures were executed in accordance with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals, ARRIVE guidelines and were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Dr. Gohar is also affiliated with Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Egypt.
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