Primers and probes sequences for TaqMan real-time PCR analysis<sup>*</sup>.

*<p>Primer/probe mix for 18S were obtained from Applied Biosystems Inc. ACE2, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2; MCP-1, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1; IL1β, interleukin-1β; IL6, interleukin-6; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor-α.</p>