About the Authors

Anandharaman Veerapathran

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, India

Gajalakshmi Dakshinamoorthy

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, India

Munirathinam Gnanasekar

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Maryada Venkata Rami Reddy

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, India

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram

ramswamy@uic.edu

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RK. Performed the experiments: AV GD MG. Analyzed the data: AV GD MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MVRR RK. Wrote the paper: AV MG MVRR RK.