About the Authors

Ronald A. Merrill

Contributed equally to this work with: Ronald A. Merrill, Ruben K. Dagda

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Ruben K. Dagda

Contributed equally to this work with: Ronald A. Merrill, Ruben K. Dagda

Current address: Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Audrey S. Dickey

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

J. Thomas Cribbs

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Steven H. Green

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Yuriy M. Usachev

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Stefan Strack

stefan-strack@uiowa.edu

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: SS. Performed the experiments: RAM RKD ASD JTC SS. Analyzed the data: RAM RKD ASD JTC SS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ASD SHG YMU. Wrote the paper: RAM SS.