About the Authors

Nourtan F. Abdeltawab, Rita Kansal, Mohammed M. Nooh, Ramy R. Attia, Hossam A. Abdelsamed, Malak Kotb
Mid-South Center for Biodefense and Security, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Nourtan F. Abdeltawab, Ramy K. Aziz, Rita Kansal, Yin Su, Lidia Gardner, Charity Brannen, Mohammed M. Nooh, Ramy R. Attia, Hossam A. Abdelsamed, Malak Kotb
Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Nourtan F. Abdeltawab, Rita Kansal, Sarah L. Rowe, Mohammed M. Nooh, Ramy R. Attia, Hossam A. Abdelsamed, Malak Kotb
VA Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Ramy K. Aziz
College of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Mohammed M. Nooh, Hossam A. Abdelsamed, Malak Kotb
Department of Molecular Sciences, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

William L. Taylor
Molecular Resource Center, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Lu Lu, Robert W. Williams
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Corresponding Author

mkotb@utmem.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NA RKA RK RW MK. Performed the experiments: NA RKA RK SR YS LG CB MN RRA HA. Analyzed the data: NA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WT LL. Wrote the paper: NA RKA RW MK.