About the Authors

Masanari Umemura

iwatuko@njms.rutgers.edu (KI); umemurma@yokohama-cu.ac.jp (MU)

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Erdene Baljinnyam

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Stefan Feske

Affiliation Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Mariana S. De Lorenzo

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Lai-Hua Xie

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Xianfeng Feng

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Kayoko Oda

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Ayako Makino

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Takayuki Fujita

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Utako Yokoyama

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Mizuka Iwatsubo

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Suzie Chen

Affiliation Department of Chemical Biology, Susan Lehman Cullen Laboratory of Cancer Research in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

James S. Goydos

Affiliation Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Yoshihiro Ishikawa

Affiliation Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Kousaku Iwatsubo

iwatuko@njms.rutgers.edu (KI); umemurma@yokohama-cu.ac.jp (MU)

Affiliations Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MU YI KI. Performed the experiments: MU EB LX XF KO AM. Analyzed the data: MU EB SF MSD XF MI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SF MD LX UY TF SC JG. Wrote the paper: MU EB SFD LX MI YI KI.