Lin Li, Yun-Feng Zhou, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Li Wang, Yang Xu, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100193, China
Lin Li, Yun-Feng Zhou, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Li Wang, Yang Xu, Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substances and Resources Utilization of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100193, China
Hiderori Arai, Department of Human Health Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan
Author contributions: Li L performed the experiments, analyzed the data and drafted the article; Zhou YF, Li YL and Wang LL performed the experiments; Arai H supervised the study and revised the article; Xu Y conceived and designed the study.
Supported by National Science and Technology Major New Drugs Project of China, No. 2012ZX09103201-012.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College Institutional Review Board.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All procedures involving animals were reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College (IACUC protocol number: SLXD-2016041279).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no financial conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yang Xu, PhD, Professor, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 151 Malianwa North Road, Beijing 100193, China. email@example.com
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Received: January 11, 2017
Peer-review started: January 12, 2017
First decision: February 9, 2017
Revised: February 28, 2017
Accepted: March 15, 2017
Article in press: March 15, 2017
Published online: April 28, 2017