About the Authors

Yoko Nakano, Botond Bánfi
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Yoko Nakano, Botond Bánfi
Inflammation Program, University of Iowa, Coralville, Iowa, United States of America

Sung H. Kim, Hyoung-Mi Kim, Joel D. Sanneman, Daniel C. Marcus, Philine Wangemann
Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Yuzhou Zhang, Richard J. H. Smith, Botond Bánfi
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Randy A. Nessler
Central Microscopy Research Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Botond Bánfi
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Author

botond-banfi@uiowa.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YN DCM PW BB. Performed the experiments: YN SHK HMK JDS YZ RAN. Analyzed the data: YN SHK HMK JDS YZ RJHS DCM PW RAN BB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RJHS. Wrote the paper: YN DCM PW BB.