About the Authors

Rui Guo

Affiliation Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Jun Ren

jren@uwyo.edu

Affiliation Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG JR. Performed the experiments: RG. Analyzed the data: RG JR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR. Wrote the paper: RG JR. Conducted statistical analysis: RG JR.