About the Authors

David Butler

Address Current address: Center for Neurologic Disease, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliations Neurosciences Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Jeannie Hwang

Affiliations Neurosciences Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, William C. Friday Laboratory, Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina, United States of America

Candice Estick

Affiliations Neurosciences Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Akiko Nishiyama

Affiliation Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Saranya Santhosh Kumar

Affiliations Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Clive Baveghems

Affiliation Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Hollie B. Young-Oxendine

Affiliation William C. Friday Laboratory, Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina, United States of America

Meagan L. Wisniewski

Affiliation William C. Friday Laboratory, Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina, United States of America

Ana Charalambides

Affiliations Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, William C. Friday Laboratory, Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina, United States of America

Ben A. Bahr

Bahr@uncp.edu

Affiliations Neurosciences Program, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, William C. Friday Laboratory, Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DB BAB. Performed the experiments: DB JH CE SSK CB HBY-O MLW AC BAB. Analyzed the data: DB JH CE AN SSK HBY-O MLW AC BAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AN BAB. Wrote the paper: DB JH BAB.