Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids 2021 Sep 10:159046. Epub 2021 Sep 10.
Department of Science in Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul 02447, Korea; Department of Pharmacology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea; Basic Research Laboratory for Comorbidity Research, Department of Comorbidity Research, The Institute of Oriental Medicine, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul 02447, Korea. Electronic address:
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