About the Authors

Marielle C Gold, David M Lewinsohn
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Heather D Ehlinger, Matthew S Cook, Susan K Smyk-Pearson, Deborah A Lewinsohn
Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Paul T Wille, Deborah A Lewinsohn, David M Lewinsohn
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Ross M Ungerleider
Doernbecher Cardiothoracic Surgery, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Corresponding Author

goldm@ohsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MCG was involved in study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the paper; and decision to submit it for publication. HDE, MSC, SKSM, and PTW were involved in collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. RMU was involved in collection of tissue. DAL and DML were involved in study design, interpretation of data, writing of the paper, and decision to submit it for publication.