About the Authors

Keun W. Park

Affiliation Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Susan E. Nozell

Affiliation Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Etty N. Benveniste

tika@uab.edu

Affiliation Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KWP ENB. Performed the experiments: KWP. Analyzed the data: KWP ENB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KWP SEN. Wrote the paper: KWP ENB.