About the Authors

Xiangming Li

Affiliation Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Joel D. Sanneman

Affiliation Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Donald G. Harbidge

Affiliation Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Fei Zhou

Affiliation Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Taku Ito

Affiliation Otolaryngology Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Raoul Nelson

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

Nicolas Picard

Affiliation Inserm, UMRS 970, Centre de recherche PARCC (Paris centre de recherche cardiovasculaire); Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France

Régine Chambrey

Affiliation Inserm, UMRS 970, Centre de recherche PARCC (Paris centre de recherche cardiovasculaire); Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France

Dominique Eladari

Affiliations Inserm, UMRS 970, Centre de recherche PARCC (Paris centre de recherche cardiovasculaire); Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France, Département de Physiologie, HEGP, AP-HP, Paris, France

Tracy Miesner

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

Andrew J. Griffith

Affiliation Otolaryngology Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Daniel C. Marcus

Affiliation Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Philine Wangemann

wange@vet.ksu.edu

Affiliation Anatomy & Physiology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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.