About the Authors

Ramakrishna P. Alur, Jacob D. Brown, Mohit Mehtani, Ighovie F. Onojafe, Yuri V. Sergeev, Elangovan Boobalan
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Camasamudram Vijayasarathy, Brian P. Brooks
Section for Translational Research in Retinal and Macular Degeneration, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Jacob D. Brown, Brian P. Brooks
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., United States of America

MaryPat Jones
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Ke Tang
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Haiquan Liu, Chun-hong Xia, Xiaohua Gong
School of Optometry and Vision Science Program, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

brooksb@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RPA CV JDB EB BPB. Performed the experiments: RPA CV JDB MM IFO YVS EB MJ KT HL ChX XG BPB. Analyzed the data: RPA YVS EB MJ BPB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CV MJ XG BPB. Wrote the paper: JDB MM YVS XG BPB.