About the Authors

Alberto Molano

Affiliation Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Zhaofeng Huang

Address Current address: Zhongshan Medical School, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Affiliation Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Melissa G. Marko

Affiliation Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Angelo Azzi

Affiliation Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Dayong Wu

Affiliation Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Elaine Wang

Affiliation The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Samuel L. Kelly

Affiliation The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Alfred H. Merrill Jr

Affiliation The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Stephen C. Bunnell

stephen.bunnell@tufts.edu (SCB); simin.meydani@tufts.edu (SNM)

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Simin Nikbin Meydani

stephen.bunnell@tufts.edu (SCB); simin.meydani@tufts.edu (SNM)

Affiliations Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pathology, Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SNM AM SCB AHM AA DW. Performed the experiments: AM ZH MGM EW SLK. Analyzed the data: AM SCB ZH MGM EW SLK. Wrote the paper: AM SNM SCB AHM AA DW. Participated in data interpretation and conclusions: SNM AM SCB DW AA.