About the Authors

Yiqing Guo

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, Rowan-SOM and the UMDNJ-SOM, B303 Science Center, Stratford, New Jersey, United States of America

Xiangmei Chen

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, Rowan-SOM and the UMDNJ-SOM, B303 Science Center, Stratford, New Jersey, United States of America

Ronald E. Ellis

ellisre@rowan.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, Rowan-SOM and the UMDNJ-SOM, B303 Science Center, Stratford, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: REE YG. Performed the experiments: REE YG XC. Analyzed the data: REE YG XC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: REE YG XC. Wrote the paper: REE YG.