About the Authors

Xiu-Ping Wang, Marika Suomalainen, Szabolcs Felszeghy, Irma Thesleff
Developmental Biology Programme, Institute of Biotechnology, Viikki Biocenter, University of Helsinki, Finland

Xiu-Ping Wang, Richard L Maas
Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Laura C Zelarayan, Maria T Alonso, Thomas Schimmang
Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Maria T Alonso, Thomas Schimmang
Institute for Biology and Molecular Genetics, Superior Research Council and University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Maksim V Plikus, Cheng-Ming Chuong
Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

irma.thesleff@helsinki.fi

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

XPW, MS, SF, LCZ, MTA, MVP, CMC, TS, and IT conceived and designed the experiments. XPW, MS, SF, LCZ, MTA, and MVP performed the experiments. XPW, MS, SF, LCZ, MVP, RLM, CMC, TS, and IT analyzed the data. XPW, MS, SF, RLM, CMC, TS, and IT wrote the paper.