About the Authors

Keya Bandyopadhyay

Affiliation Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, San Diego, California, United States of America

Pingchuan Li

Affiliation Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, San Diego, California, United States of America

Ruth A. Gjerset

rgjerset@tpims.org

Affiliation Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, San Diego, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflict to declare for Ruth A. Gjerset and Keya Bandyopadhyay. Drs. Gjerset and Bandyopadhyay are inventors on US patent applications (#20110028536 and associated CIP #20110136850) that are based on findings described in this study. There are presently no products in development or marketed to declare. 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: KB PL RAG. Performed the experiments: KB PL. Analyzed the data: KB RAG. Wrote the paper: RAG.