About the Authors

Xiangming Li, Joel D. Sanneman, Donald G. Harbidge, Fei Zhou, Daniel C. Marcus, Philine Wangemann
Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Taku Ito, Andrew J. Griffith
Otolaryngology Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Raoul Nelson
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Nicolas Picard, Régine Chambrey, Dominique Eladari
Inserm, UMRS 970, Centre de recherche PARCC (Paris centre de recherche cardiovasculaire); Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France

Dominique Eladari
Département de Physiologie, HEGP, AP-HP, Paris, France

Tracy Miesner
Comparative Medicine Group, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

wange@vet.ksu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PW DCM AJG. Performed the experiments: XL JDS DGH FZ PW. Analyzed the data: XL JDS DGH FZ PW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PW RN NP RC DE TI AJG. Wrote the paper: XL PW. Mouse colony management and genotyping: TM.