Seon Pyo Hong, Sukhyun Song, Center for Vascular Research, Institute of Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon 34141, South Korea
Seungjoo Lee, Department of Neurosurgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 05505, South Korea
Hyeonju Jo, Hyoung Kyu Kim, Jin Han, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Center, Department of Physiology, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, BK21 plus Project Team, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan 47392, South Korea
Jae-Hyeong Park, Department of Cardiology in Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 35015, South Korea
Sung Woo Cho, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul 04551, South Korea
Sung Woo Cho, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Center, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan 47392, South Korea
Author contributions: Hong SP and Song S contributed equally to this work; Hong SP and Song S performed the majority of experiments; Hong SP, Song S and Cho SW conceptualized the original idea, designed the experiments and analyzed the data; Hong SP and Lee S made myocardial infarction murine models; Park JH performed the transthoracic echocardiography and analyzed the data; Jo H, Kim HK and Han J coordinated and supervised the research; Hong SP, Song S and Cho SW wrote the paper.
Supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, No. 2017R1D1A3B03034465; the 2017 Inje University research grant, and Priority Research Centers Program through the NRF funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, No. 2010-0020224.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: Approved by the Animal Care Committee of KAIST (KA2013-40).
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Corresponding author: Sung Woo Cho, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, 9 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04551, South Korea. email@example.com
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Received: October 29, 2018
Peer-review started: October 29, 2018
First decision: November 29, 2018
Revised: December 6, 2018
Accepted: January 5, 2019
Article in press: January 6, 2019
Published online: January 26, 2019