Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (19K08584, 19H03654)
Japan Heart Foudation (N/A)
Bristol-Myers Squibb, japan (N/A)
Takeda Science Foundation (N/A)
Vehicle Racing Commemorative Foundation (N/A)
Received: 23 January 2020
Accepted: 21 May 2020
First Online: 21 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experimental procedures conformed to the guidelines for animal experimentation of Tokushima University. The protocol was reviewed and approved by our institutional ethics committee.
: Not applicable
: The Department of Cardio-Diabetes Medicine, Tokushima University Graduate School, is supported in part by unrestricted research grants from Boehringer Ingelheim. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.