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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Floriana Rotondo performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

María del Mar Romero conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ana Cecilia Ho-Palma performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Xavier Remesar performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

José Antonio Fernández-López analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Marià Alemany conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The Committee on Animal Experimentation of the University of Barcelona.

The animals were only subjected to euthanasia under isoflurane anesthesia, this is not a procedure requiring special permission but simple verbal communication of the execution of the procedure to the Acting Director of the Animal House. The sacrifice of the animals was carried out within a periodic culling procedure to reduce the population of the animal room. The animals were simply used for tissue sampling after anaesthesia instead of leaving them to die because of overdose of anaesthesia. No other manipulation was done on the animals, in accordance with the rules established by the Committee.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The research in this article did not generate, collect or analyse any raw data other than that included in the text, or any type of code.

No statistical analyses other than calculation of mean values and sd or sem were performed.

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work.


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