About the Authors

Dongning Pan, Chunxiao Mao, Annie Y. Yao, Yong-Xu Wang
Program in Gene Function and Expression and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Tie Zou, Victor Boyartchuk
Program in Gene Function and Expression and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Marcus P. Cooper
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

yongxu.wang@umassmed.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Y-XW. Performed the experiments: DP CM TZ AYY VB. Analyzed the data: DP CM Y-XW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MPC. Wrote the paper: Y-XW.