About the Authors

Hiroshi Watarai, Etsuko Sekine-Kondo, Tomokuni Shigeura, Masaru Taniguchi
Laboratory for Immune Regulation, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Kanagawa, Japan

Hiroshi Watarai
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Yasutaka Motomura, Masato Kubo
Division of Biotechnology, Research Institute for Biological Science, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba, Japan

Takuwa Yasuda, Hisahiro Yoshida
Laboratory for Immunogenetics, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Kanagawa, Japan

Rumi Satoh, Hiroshi Kawamoto
Laboratory for Lymphocyte Development, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Kanagawa, Japan

Haruhiko Koseki
Laboratory for Developmental Genetics, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Kanagawa, Japan

Corresponding Author

hwatarai@rcai.riken.jp

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: HW. Performed the experiments: HW ESK TS RS. Analyzed the data: HW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Provided E4bp4-deficient mice: YM MK. Provided Il15-mutant mice: TY HY. Wrote the paper: HW MT. Built the initial constructs, generated mouse lines of Il17rb-deficient mice: HW. Designed FTOC experiments: HKawamoto. Generated Il17rb-deficient embryonic stem cell lines: HKoseki. Supervised the project: MT.