About the Authors

Yuping Luo

Contributed equally to this work with: Yuping Luo, Ge Shan, Weixiang Guo

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Ge Shan

Contributed equally to this work with: Yuping Luo, Ge Shan, Weixiang Guo

Address Current address: College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Weixiang Guo

Contributed equally to this work with: Yuping Luo, Ge Shan, Weixiang Guo

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Richard D. Smrt

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Eric B. Johnson

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Xuekun Li

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Rebecca L. Pfeiffer

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Keith E. Szulwach

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Ranhui Duan

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Basam Z. Barkho

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Wendi Li

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Changmei Liu

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Peng Jin

xzhao@salud.unm.edu (XZ); peng.jin@emory.edu (PJ)

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Xinyu Zhao

xzhao@salud.unm.edu (XZ); peng.jin@emory.edu (PJ)

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YL GS WG PJ XZ. Performed the experiments: YL GS WG RDS EBJ XL RLP KES RD BZB WL CL PJ XZ. Analyzed the data: YL GS WG RDS EBJ XL RLP KES RD BZB WL CL PJ XZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PJ XZ. Wrote the paper: YL GS WG PJ XZ.