About the Authors

Yoko Nakano, Gregory Bonde, Xingshen Sun, John F. Engelhardt, Robert A. Cornell, Botond Bánfi
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Yoko Nakano, Botond Bánfi
Inflammation Program, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Israt Jahan, Bernd Fritzsch
Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Michael S. Hildebrand, Richard J. H. Smith, Botond Bánfi
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Botond Bánfi
Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Author

botond-banfi@uiowa.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YN RAC BF BB. Performed the experiments: YN IJ GB XS MSH. Analyzed the data: YN IJ GB MSH BF JFE RJHS RAC BB. Wrote the paper: YN BB.