About the Authors

Roman J. Krawetz, Yiru Elizabeth Wu, David A. Hart
Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Roman J. Krawetz, Jerome B. Rattner
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Liam Martin
Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

John R. Matyas
Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

rkrawetz@ucalgary.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interest: This study was partly funded by Pfizer Inc. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJK JBR JRM DAH. Performed the experiments: RJK YEW JBR JRM. Analyzed the data: RJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LM JRM. Wrote the paper: RJK YEW.