Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (17K11808, 18K09643)
Received: 22 April 2021
Accepted: 27 June 2021
First Online: 1 September 2021
: The experimental protocol was approved by the Animal Welfare Committee of Tokyo Dental College (approval no. 193303).
: Not applicable.
: Yuto Otsu, Satoru Matsunaga, Takehiro Furukawa, Kei Kitamura, Masaaki Kasahara, Shinichi Abe, Takayoshi Nakano, Takuya Ishimoto, and Yasutomo Yajima declare that they have no competing interests.