About the Authors

David L Boyle, Deepa Hammaker, Sanna Rosengren, Salvatore Albani, Gary S Firestein
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Toni L Jones, Camille I Svensson, Linda Sorkin
Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

gfirestein@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DLB, SA, LS, and GSF designed the study. DLB, TLJ, LS, and GSF analyzed the data. DLB, CIS, LS, and GSF contributed to writing the paper. DH performed some of the Western blotting experiments discussed in the paper, and SR performed some of the in vivo studies.