About the Authors

Yoshimasa Saito, Hidekazu Suzuki, Hitoshi Tsugawa, Hiroyuki Imaeda, Juntaro Matsuzaki, Kenro Hirata, Naoki Hosoe, Hidetsugu Saito, Toshifumi Hibi
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Yoshimasa Saito, Hidetsugu Saito
Division of Pharmacotherapeutics, Keio University Faculty of Pharmacy, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Masahiko Nakamura
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Makio Mukai
Department of Pathology, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

hsuzuki@a6.keio.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YS H. Suzuki TH. Performed the experiments: YS HT JM KH. Analyzed the data: YS H. Suzuki JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YS H. Suzuki HI JM KH NH MN MM H. Saito. Wrote the paper: YS H. Suzuki.