About the Authors

Cesar V. Borlongan, Jack Burns, Naoki Tajiri, Christine E. Stahl, Nathan L. Weinbren, Hideki Shojo, Paul R. Sanberg, Dwaine F. Emerich, Yuji Kaneko, Harry R. van Loveren
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

cborlong@health.usf.edu

Competing Interests

Senior author Dr. CVB is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. 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: CVB. Performed the experiments: CVB JB NT CES NLW DFE YK HRvL. Analyzed the data: CVB JB CES NLW HS DFE YK HRvL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CVB PRS HRvL. Wrote the manuscript: CVB JB CES NLW HS DFE YK HRvL.