About the Authors

Valerie W. Hu

bcmvwh@gwumc.edu

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

AnhThu Nguyen

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Kyung Soon Kim

Address Current address: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Mara E. Steinberg

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Tewarit Sarachana

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Michele A. Scully

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Steven J. Soldin

Affiliation Departments of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Truong Luu

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Norman H. Lee

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VWH. Performed the experiments: AN KSK MES MAS SJS. Analyzed the data: VWH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VWH. Wrote the paper: VWH. Analyzed the microarray data: VWH. Prepared functional genomics schematic (Fig. 5): TS. Performed steroid analyses: SJS. Responsible for printing and quality control of the DNA microarray slides: TL. Contributed to the discussion and editing of the manuscript: NHL. Performed the microarray experiments: KSK MAS. Performed qRT-PCR analyses: AN. Assisted in sample and manuscript preparation: MES. Constructed the biochemical network shown in Fig. 5: TS. Responsible for the steroid hormone analyses: SJS. Responsible for printing and quality control of the DNA microarray slides: TL. Contributed to the discussion and editing of the manuscript: NHL.