About the Authors

Yumin Zhou

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Yimin Zou

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Xiaochen Li

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Shuyun Chen

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Zhuxiang Zhao

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Fang He

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Weifeng Zou

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Qiuping Luo

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Wenxi Li

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Yiling Pan

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Xiaoliang Deng

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Xiaoping Wang

Affiliation First Municipal People Hospital of Shaoguan, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China

Rong Qiu

Affiliation First Municipal People Hospital of Shaoguan, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China

Shiliang Liu

Affiliation Third Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Jingping Zheng

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Nanshan Zhong

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Pixin Ran

pxran@gzhmc.edu.cn

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Competing Interests

No authors have any competing interests. There are no financial relationships between our research team and any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships or activities that might influence the submitted work were excluded throughout the study.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PR NZ. Performed the experiments: YZh YZo XL SC ZZ HF WZ QL WL YP XD XW RQ. Analyzed the data: YZh SL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PR NZ. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: YZh PR NZ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: YZh YZo XL SC ZZ HF WZ QL WL YP XD XW RQ SL JZ PR NZ. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: YZh YZo XL SC ZZ HF WZ QL WL YP XD XW RQ SL JZ PR NZ. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: YZh YZo XL SC ZZ HF WZ QL WL YP XD XW RQ SL JZ PR NZ. Enrolled patients: YZh YZo XL SC ZZ HF WZ QL WL YP XD XW RQ SL JZ PR NZ.