About the Authors

Yasuhito Ishigaki, Yuka Nakamura, Hideaki Nakagawa, Naohisa Tomosugi, Tsutomu Takegami
Medical Research Institute, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada-machi, Kahoku-gun, Japan

Yosaburo Oikawa
Department of Medical Zoology, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada-machi, Kahoku-gun, Japan

Yasuhiro Yano
Department of Pathological Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Matsuoka Fukui, Japan

Susumu Kuwabata
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

Susumu Kuwabata
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

Corresponding Author

tomosugi@kanazawa-med.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YI YN NT. Performed the experiments: YI YN YO YY NT TT. Analyzed the data: HN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK. Wrote the paper: YI NT.