Funding for this research was provided by:
Jiangsu Province’s Key Discipline / Laboratory of Medicine (ZDXKA2016025)
Jiangsu Province’s Key Provincial Talents Program (ZDRCA2016082)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81370180)
Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (H201432)
Received: 28 January 2019
Accepted: 26 February 2020
First Online: 6 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study had the approval of the Science and Technological Committee and the Animal Use and Care Committee of the Southeast University, School of Medicine, Nanjing, China. The animals were handled according to the Helsinki convention for the use and care of animals.
: All authors have read this paper and agreed with the submission.
: Inez Frerichs has received reimbursement of travel, meeting expenses and speaking fees from Swisstom and Dräger, respectively. Zhanqi Zhao receives a consulting fee from Dräger Medical. The remaining authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest. The authors state that neither the study design, the results, the interpretation of the findings nor any other subject discussed in the submitted manuscript was dependent on support.