About the Authors

Tomonori Takami, Yue Fang, Xin Zhou, Wurentuya Jaiseng, Yan Ma, Takayoshi Kuno
Division of Molecular Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

Tomonori Takami
Chemical Analysis Section, JCL Bioassay Corporation, Nishiwaki, Japan

Yue Fang, Takayoshi Kuno
Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Xin Zhou
The First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, Jinzhou, China

Corresponding Author

fangyue@mail.cmu.edu.cn

Competing Interests

Tomonori Takami is employed by the commercial company JCL Bioassay Corporation. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YF TK TT. Performed the experiments: TT YF XZ WJ YM. Analyzed the data: TT YF XZ WJ YM TK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YF YM TK. Wrote the paper: YF TT TK.