About the Authors
Division of Molecular Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
Chemical Analysis Section, JCL Bioassay Corporation, Nishiwaki, Japan
Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, China Medical University, Shenyang, China
The First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, Jinzhou, China
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.
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.