About the Authors

Kuo-Feng Weng

Affiliations Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan,Taiwan, R.O.C.

Mei-Ling Li

Affiliations Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Chuan-Tien Hung

Affiliations Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Shin-Ru Shih

srshih@mail.cgu.edu.tw

Affiliations Research Center for Emerging Viral Infections, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KFW SRS. Performed the experiments: KFW MLL CTH. Analyzed the data: KFW SRS. Wrote the paper: KFW SRS.