About the Authors

Robert Colby Layton

Contributed equally to this work with: Robert Colby Layton, William Mega

CLayton@MRIresearch.org

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

William Mega

Contributed equally to this work with: Robert Colby Layton, William Mega

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Jacob D. McDonald

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Trevor L. Brasel

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Edward B. Barr

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Andrew P. Gigliotti

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Frederick Koster

Affiliation Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RCL FK. Performed the experiments: RCL TLB EBB APG. Analyzed the data: RCL WM JDM TLB EBB APG FK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDM APG. Wrote the paper: RCL WM FK. Pathologist: APG.