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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Fariba Ghasemi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, diagnosis and patient selection.

Saeed Heidari Keshel conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mojgan Mirakhorli conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Reza Roozafzoon performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Mohammad Taher Rajabi conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper, diagnosis and patient selection.

Seid Zia Tabatabaie conceived and designed the experiments, diagnosis and patient selection.

Farideh Farzanfar performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables.

Ahad Khoshzaban conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.

Fahimeh Asadi-Amoli performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Human Ethics

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

The Tehran University of medical sciences granted ethical approval to carry out the study within its facilities (Ethical Application Ref: IR-.TUMS.REC.1390.13523).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data or code is included in the manuscript.

Funding

This research (No. of project: 90--3-43: 13523) was funded by Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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