About the Authors

Jincheng Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Jincheng Li, Stefan Donath

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Shantou University School of Medicine, Shantou, China

Stefan Donath

Contributed equally to this work with: Jincheng Li, Stefan Donath

Affiliation Franz-Volhard-Clinics, HELIOS Clinics GmBH, Berlin, Germany

Yanrui Li

* ; peifli@uic.edu (PL)

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Shantou University School of Medicine, Shantou, China

Danian Qin

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Shantou University School of Medicine, Shantou, China

Bellur S. Prabhakar

Affiliation College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Peifeng Li

* ; peifli@uic.edu (PL)

Affiliation College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL SD DQ. Performed the experiments: JL YL. Analyzed the data: YL DQ PL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BSP. Wrote the paper: PL.