Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (RO1 DK044628, K99DK119413)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (P01 HL136267, P01 HL 069999, K99HL144817)
American Heart Association (18CDA34110010, 15POST25090329)
Received: 27 March 2020
Accepted: 1 September 2020
First Online: 14 September 2020
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 the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest. Dr. Gohar is also affiliated with the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Egypt.