Following the publication of this article, the authors have realized that the affiliation for the first author, Huashan Huang, was presented incorrectly as a multiple affiliation: Because the student was under the supervision of Professor Pengli Zhu, the only affiliation that should have been presented in this paper for this author was for the first affiliation, i.e., Shengli Clinical Medical college of Fujian Medical University. Therefore, the author affiliations for this paper should have appeared as follows: HUASHAN HUANG1, HUIZHEN YU1-3, LIANG LIN4, JUNMING cHEN1,2 and PENGLI ZHU1,2 1Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University; 2Key Laboratory of Geriatrics, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian 350001; Departments of 3Cardiology and 4Gynecology and Obstetrics, Fujian Provincial Hospital South Branch, Fuzhou, Fujian 350028, P.R. China. [the original article was published in International Journal of Molecular Medicine 45: 1864-1874, 2020; DOI: 10.3892/ijmm.2020.4542].