About the Authors

Makoto Yoshida, Rishu Takimoto, Kazuyuki Murase, Yasushi Sato, Masahiro Hirakawa, Fumito Tamura, Tsutomu Sato, Satoshi Iyama, Takahiro Osuga, Koji Miyanishi, Kohichi Takada, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Junji Kato
Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan

Makoto Yoshida, Rishu Takimoto, Masahiro Hirakawa, Fumito Tamura, Junji Kato
Division of Clinical Oncology, Sapporo Medical University Graduate School of Medicine, chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan

Tsutomu Sato, Masayoshi Kobune
Division of Molecular Oncology, Sapporo Medical University Graduate School of Medicine, chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan

Corresponding Author

jkato@sapmed.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RT JK. Performed the experiments: MY RT K. Murase YS MH FT TO. Analyzed the data: RT JK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TS K. Miyanishi SI KT TH MK. Wrote the paper: RT YM JK.