About the Authors

Shojiro Kitajima, Yasusei Kudo, Takashi Takata
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology, Division of Frontier Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Ikuko Ogawa
Center of Oral Clinical Examination, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan

Masaaki Tatsuka, Hidehiko Kawai
Department of Regulatory Radiobiology, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Michele Pagano
Department of Pathology, New York University Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MP YK TT. Performed the experiments: YK SK IO MT HK. Analyzed the data: YK SK IO TT MT HK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YK TT MT. Wrote the paper: MP YK SK TT.