Qing-Hong Du, Chu-Jun Zhang, Yan Mu, Ya Xu, Lin Han, Xue Yu, Shu-Yan Wang, Yu Li, Jian Li, Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102488, China
Qing-Hong Du, Institute of Tibetan Medicine, University of Tibetan Medicine, Lhasa 850000, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Wei-Hong Li, School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102488, China
Scott Lowe, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 61820, United States
Author contributions: Du QH and Li J designed the research; Du QH wrote this paper; Zhang CJ, Du QH, Li WH, Li J, Xu Y, Han L, Mu Y, Lowe S, Yu X and Wang SY performed the experiments; Li Y contributed new analytic tools; all authors approved the final version of the article.
Supported by the Innovation Team of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 2019-JYB-TD-006; the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81873099; Scientific Research Support Plan for the Construction of Doctoral Program of University of Tibetan Medicine.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All experimental procedures were conducted in accordance with the guidelines for the use of experimental animals and were approved by the Institutional Review Committee on Animal Care and Use at the Experimental Animal Centre of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine [certificate of conformity: SCXK (2012-0001)].
Conflict-of-interest statement: All other authors have nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Jian Li, PhD, Professor, Teacher, Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No.11 Bei San Huan Dong Road, Beijing 100029, China. email@example.com
Received: February 17, 2020
Peer-review started: February 17, 2020
First decision: March 30, 2020
Revised: March 30, 2020
Accepted: April 27, 2020
Article in press: April 27, 2020
Published online: June 7, 2020