About the Authors

Lutz Kockel

perrimon@receptor.med.harvard.edu (NP); lutz.kockel@ucsf.edu (LK)

Affiliations Department of Genetics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Diabetes Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Kimberly S. Kerr

Address Current address: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Diabetes Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Michael Melnick

Address Current address: CMEA Ventures, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Affiliation Cell Signaling Technology, Beverley, Massachusetts, United States of America

Katja Brückner

Affiliation Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Matthias Hebrok

Affiliation Diabetes Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Norbert Perrimon

perrimon@receptor.med.harvard.edu (NP); lutz.kockel@ucsf.edu (LK)

Affiliation Department of Genetics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LK MH NP. Performed the experiments: LK KSK KB. Analyzed the data: LK KSK KB MH NP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LK KSK MM KB. Wrote the paper: LK KB MH NP.