About the Authors

Kuniaki Saito

Contributed equally to this work with: Kuniaki Saito, Akira Ishizuka

Affiliation Institute for Genome Research, University of Tokushima, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan

Akira Ishizuka

Contributed equally to this work with: Kuniaki Saito, Akira Ishizuka

Affiliation Institute for Genome Research, University of Tokushima, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan

Haruhiko Siomi

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: siomi@genome.tokushima-u.ac.jp (HS), Email: siomim@genome.tokushima-u.ac.jp (MS)

Affiliation Institute for Genome Research, University of Tokushima, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan

Mikiko C Siomi

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: siomi@genome.tokushima-u.ac.jp (HS), Email: siomim@genome.tokushima-u.ac.jp (MS)

Affiliation Institute for Genome Research, University of Tokushima, Kuramoto, Tokushima, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KS, AI, HS, and MCS conceived and designed the experiments. KS, AI, and MCS performed the experiments. KS, AI, HS, and MCS analyzed the data. HS, KS, AI, and MCS wrote the paper.