About the Authors

Cong Cao

Affiliations Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Institute of Neuroscience, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Mengia S. Rioult-Pedotti

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Paolo Migani

Affiliation Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Crystal J. Yu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Rakesh Tiwari

Affiliation Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America

Keykavous Parang

Affiliation Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America

Mark R. Spaller

Affiliation Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States of America

Dennis J. Goebel

Dgoebel@med.wayne.edu (DJG); John_Marshall@Brown.edu (JM)

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

John Marshall

Dgoebel@med.wayne.edu (DJG); John_Marshall@Brown.edu (JM)

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 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: JM CC DJG PM. Performed the experiments: CC MSRP PM CJY RT DJG JM. Analyzed the data: CC MSRP PM DJG JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MRS RT KP. Wrote the paper: JM DJG CC MSRP PM.