About the Authors

Dennis R Harris

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Masashi Tanaka

Address Current address: Department of Immunology and Medical Zoology, School of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, Japan

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Sergei V Saveliev

Address Current address: Proteomics, R&D, Promega Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Edmond Jolivet

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Ashlee M Earl

Address Current address: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Michael M Cox

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

John R Battista

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jbattis@lsu.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

MMC and JRB conceived and designed the experiments. DRH, MT, SVS, EJ, and AME performed the experiments. DRH, MT, SVS, EJ, AME, MMC, and JRB analyzed the data. MMC and JRB wrote the paper.