About the Authors

Susana S. Lopes

Contributed equally to this work with: Susana S. Lopes, Xueyan Yang

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Xueyan Yang

Contributed equally to this work with: Susana S. Lopes, Xueyan Yang

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Jeanette Müller

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Thomas J. Carney

Max-Planck-Institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Anthony R. McAdow

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Gerd-Jörg Rauch

Otto Meyerhof Zentrum/Innere Medizin III, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen, Germany

Arie S. Jacoby

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Darlinghurst, Australia

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Laurence D. Hurst

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Mariana Delfino-Machín

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Pascal Haffter

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen, Germany

Robert Geisler

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen, Germany

Stephen L. Johnson

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Andrew Ward

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Robert N. Kelsh

bssrnk@bath.ac.uk

Affiliation Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL XY TC PH RG SLJ AW RNK. Performed the experiments: SL XY JM TC AA GJR AJ LDH MDM. Analyzed the data: SL XY JM TC AA GJR AJ LDH MDM SLJ RNK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LDH. Wrote the paper: SL XY TC LDH SLJ AW RNK.