About the Authors

Dongning Pan

Contributed equally to this work with: Dongning Pan, Chunxiao Mao

Affiliation Program in Gene Function and Expression and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Chunxiao Mao

Contributed equally to this work with: Dongning Pan, Chunxiao Mao

Affiliation Program in Gene Function and Expression and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Tie Zou

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

Annie Y. Yao

Affiliation Program in Gene Function and Expression and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Marcus P. Cooper

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Victor Boyartchuk

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

Yong-Xu Wang

yongxu.wang@umassmed.edu

Affiliation Program in Gene Function and Expression and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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.