Ting-Jie Ye, Yan-Lin Lu, Xiao-Feng Yan, Xu-Dong Hu, Xiao-Ling Wang, Department of Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Yan-Lin Lu, Department of Oncology and Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Oncology, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Author contributions: Ye TJ, Lu YL, and Yan XF performed the experiments, collected the data, and prepared the figures and tables; Wang XL and Ye TJ obtained the funding and designed the experiments; Wang XL and Hu XD supervised the project and wrote and finalized the manuscript.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81503367 and No. 81703832.
Institutional review board statement: All procedures involving animals were approved by the Animal Ethics Committee of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All procedures involving animals were approved by the Animal Ethics Committee of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (protocol number: PZSHUTCM190419001).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declared that they have no conflict of interest.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Ling Wang, MD, Full Professor, Department of Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1200 Cailun Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201203, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: April 26, 2019
Peer-review started: April 26, 2019
First decision: May 24, 2019
Revised: August 7, 2019
Accepted: August 19, 2019
Article in press: August 19, 2019
Published online: September 28, 2019