About the Authors

Tao Yang, Juliet K. Knowles, Timothy Chang, Qian Wang, Katrin Andreasson, Jayakumar Rajadas, Frank M. Longo
Department of Neurology and Neurological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Tao Yang, Juliet K. Knowles, Laura A. Moore, Youmei Xie, Frank M. Longo
Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Qun Lu
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, United States of America

Hong Zhang, Ottavio Arancio
Department of Pathology and Taub Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Jayakumar Rajadas, Gerald G. Fuller
Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Stephen M. Massa
Department of Neurology and Laboratory for Computational Neurochemistry and Drug Discovery, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

longo@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

Dr. Longo is a founder of PharmatrophiX Inc., a company focused on the development of neurotrophin receptor ligands.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TY JKK HZ OA SM FML. Performed the experiments: TY JKK QL HZ OA LM TC YX SM FML. Analyzed the data: TY JKK QL HZ OA QW KA JR GGF SM FML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QW KA JR GGF SM FML. Wrote the paper: TY JKK SM FML.