About the Authors

Aftab Ahmad

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Software, Writing – original draft

Affiliation Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Wanwei Yang

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Resources, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Endocrine and Diabetes Center, Affiliated Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu Province Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China

Guofang Chen

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Endocrine and Diabetes Center, Affiliated Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu Province Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China

Muhammad Shafiq

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Software, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Sundus Javed

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Syed Shujaat Ali Zaidi

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Ramla Shahid

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Chao Liu

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Methodology, Resources, Software, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Endocrine and Diabetes Center, Affiliated Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu Province Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China

Habib Bokhari

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

habib@comsats.edu.pk

Affiliation Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.