About the Authors

Shih-Kai Wang, Yuanyuan Hu, Rachel N. Milkovich, James P. Simmer, Jan C-C. Hu
Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Shih-Kai Wang
Oral Health Sciences Program, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Parissa Aref
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad El-Khateeb, Hinda Daggag
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Genetics (NCDEG), Amman, Jordan

Zaid H. Baqain
Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Corresponding Author

janhu@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: S-KW JPS JC-CH. Performed the experiments: S-KW PA YH RNM ME-K HD ZHB. Analyzed the data: S-KW JPS JC-CH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: S-KW PA YH RNM JPS ME-K HD ZHB JC-CH. Wrote the paper: S-KW JPS JC-CH.