Denise Sayuri Calheiros Silveira, Luciana Chain Veronez, Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Ribeirão Preto 14049-900, SP, Brazil
Luís Carlos Lopes-Júnior, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Espírito Santo - UFES, Vitória 29043-900, ES, Brazil
Elen Anatriello, Institute of Science and Technology, Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, São José dos Campos 12231-280, SP, Brazil
Mariângela Ottoboni Brunaldi, Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto 14040-902, SP, Brazil
Gabriela Pereira-da-Silva, Department of Maternal-Infant Nursing and Public Health, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Ribeirão Preto 14040-902, SP, Brazil
Author contributions: Silveira DSC and Pereira-da-Silva G contributed substantially to the design of the study; Veronez LC and Silveira DSC were in charge of the experimental protocol, analysis and interpretation of the results; Lopes-Júnior LC and Anatriello E contributed to interpretation of the results, statistical analysis and discussion of the manuscript; Brunaldi MO performed the histopathological analyzed as well as interpreted the data; all authors interpreted the data and have contributed to writing, discussion and revised the manuscript critically; and all authors have given final approval of the version of the article to be published; Silveira DSC and Pereira-da-Silva G had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Supported by Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), No. 140152/2013-0.
Institutional review board statement: All authors declare that the Institutional Review Board approval was not applicable for this manuscript, once this study does not involve human beings.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All animal experiments conformed to the National Council for Animal Experiment Control accepted principles for the care and use of laboratory animals [ethics committee on the use of animals (CEUA), protocol No. 14.1.418.53.1].
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Gabriela Pereira-da-Silva, BSc, MSc, PhD, Professor, Research Scientist, Department of Maternal-Infant Nursing and Public Health, University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Ribeirão Preto 14049-900, SP, Brazil. email@example.com
Received: May 7, 2020
Peer-review started: May 7, 2020
First decision: May 15, 2020
Revised: May 28, 2020
Accepted: October 1, 2020
Article in press: October 1, 2020
Published online: November 21, 2020