About the Authors

Zubaida Saifudeen

zubisaif@tulane.edu

Affiliations Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, The Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Jiao Liu

Affiliations Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, The Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Susana Dipp

Affiliation Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Xiao Yao

Affiliation Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Yuwen Li

Affiliation Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Nathaniel McLaughlin

Affiliation Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Karam Aboudehen

Address Current address: Department of Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Samir S. El-Dahr

Affiliations Section of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, The Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZS SED. Performed the experiments: JL SD XY KA ZS. Analyzed the data: JL YL NM ZS SED. Wrote the paper: ZS. Data interpretation, editing of manuscript and figures: ZS SED.