About the Authors

Su-Feng Chen
Department of Dental Hygiene, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Shin Nieh
Department of Pathology, Tri-Service General Hospital & National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Shu-Wen Jao
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital & National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Chia-Lin Liu, Chien-Hua Wu, Yun-Ching Chang
Graduate Institute of Life Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Chin-Yuh Yang
Department of Dentistry, Shuang Ho Hospital & Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

Yaoh-Shiang Lin
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital & National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Yaoh-Shiang Lin
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SFC SN YSL. Performed the experiments: SFC SN YSL. Analyzed the data: SFC SN YSL CLL SWJ CYY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CLL CHW YCC. Wrote the paper: SFC SN YSL.