About the Authors

Tadashi Okamura, Rieko Yanobu-Takanashi, Yukiko Shimizu, Motohito Goto
Division of Animal Model, Department of Infectious Diseases, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Fumihiko Takeuchi, Masato Isono, Koichi Akiyama, Yi-Qiang Liang, Norihiro Kato
Department of Gene Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Ken Yamamoto
Department of Molecular Genetics, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Tomohiro Katsuya
Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan

Tomohiro Katsuya, Toshio Ogihara
Department of Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan

Akihiro Fujioka
Amagasaki Health Medical Foundation, Amagasaki Japan

Keizo Ohnaka
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Ryoichi Takayanagi
Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Toshio Ogihara
Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, Osaka, Japan

Yukio Yamori
Mukogawa Women’s University Institute for World Health Development, Mukogawa, Japan

Corresponding Author

nokato@ri.ncgm.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NK T. Okamura. Performed the experiments: RYT MI KA YS MG YQL. Analyzed the data: T. Okamura FT KY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TK AF KO RT T. Ogihara YY. Wrote the paper: NK.