About the Authors

Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Yohei Okada, Go Itakura, Hiroki Iwai, Soraya Nishimura, Akimasa Yasuda, Satoshi Nori, Tsunehiko Konomi, Yoshiaki Toyama, Masaya Nakamura
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Yoshiomi Kobayashi, Go Itakura, Hiroki Iwai, Soraya Nishimura, Keigo Hikishima, Tsunehiko Konomi, Hideyuki Okano
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Keigo Hikishima
Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kanagawa, Japan

Kanehiro Fujiyoshi
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Murayama Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

Osahiko Tsuji
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Saitama Social Insurance Hospital, Saitama, Japan

Shinya Yamanaka
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto, Japan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YK YO YT MN HO. Performed the experiments: YK YO HI S. Nishimura KH TK KF. Analyzed the data: YK HI S. Nishimura AY TK KF MN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YK YO GI HI S. Nishimura AY S. Nori KH TK KF OT SY. Wrote the paper: YK KH MN HO.