Funding for this research was provided by:
Werner Otto Stiftung (9/91)
Received: 28 March 2019
Accepted: 13 May 2019
First Online: 22 May 2019
: All animal experiments were approved by the Ethical Committee of the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Amt für Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (Permit number: V 1300/591–00.33) and in strict accordance with the principles of laboratory animal care (NIH publication No. 86–23, revised 1985) and the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the German Animal Welfare Act on protection of animals. All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed. All inoculations were performed under Ketamine and xylazine hydrochloride anaesthesia, and all efforts were made to minimize suffering. Mice received a single intraoperative injection of Rimadyl (Carprofen 6 mg/kg) for post-operative pain prophylaxis.Ethical approval for the use of anonymized human post mortem tissues was obtained from the Ethical Committee at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and is in accordance with ethical regulations at study centers and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
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