About the Authors

Stacie E. Hughes

Contributed equally to this work with: Stacie E. Hughes, William D. Gilliland

Affiliation Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

William D. Gilliland

Contributed equally to this work with: Stacie E. Hughes, William D. Gilliland

Affiliation Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Jeffrey L. Cotitta

Affiliation Department of Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Satomi Takeo

Affiliation Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Kim A. Collins

Affiliation Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

R. Scott Hawley

rsh@stowers-institute.org

Affiliations Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SEH WDG RSH. Performed the experiments: SEH WDG JLC ST KAC. Analyzed the data: SEH WDG RSH. Wrote the paper: SEH WDG RSH.