About the Authors

Hyun-Ju Cho

Contributed equally to this work with: Hyun-Ju Cho, Hyun-Jai Cho

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Hyun-Jai Cho

Contributed equally to this work with: Hyun-Ju Cho, Hyun-Jai Cho

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Ho-Jae Lee

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Myung-Kang Song

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Ji-Yun Seo

Affiliation National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Yeon-Hee Bae

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Ju-Young Kim

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Hae-Young Lee

Affiliation Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Whal Lee

Affiliation Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Bon-Kwon Koo

Affiliation Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Byung-Hee Oh

Affiliation Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Young-Bae Park

Affiliations Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Hyo-Soo Kim

hyosoo@snu.ac.kr

Affiliations National Research Laboratory for Stem Cell Niche, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Cardiovascular Center & Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Innovative Research Institute for Cell Therapy, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, World Class University Program, Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

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: HJC (Hyun-Ju Cho), HJC (Hyun-Jai Cho), HSK. Performed the experiments: HJC (Hyun-Ju Cho), HJC (Hyun-Jai Cho), HJL, MKS, YHB, JYK, HYL, JYS, WL. Analyzed the data: HJC (Hyun-Ju Cho), HJC (Hyun-Jai Cho), HJL, MKS, YHB, JYS, JYK, HYL, BKK, BHO, YBP. Wrote the paper: HJC (Hyun-Ju Cho), HJC (Hyun-Jai Cho), HSK.