About the Authors

Yi Zhang

Affiliation Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Yeuying Liu

Affiliation Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Kelly M. Moxley

Affiliation Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Lucy Golden-Mason

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Hepatitis C Center & Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Michael G. Hughes Jr

Affiliation Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Tongxin Liu

Affiliation Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Mirjam H. M. Heemskerk

Affiliation Laboratory of Experimental Hematology, Department of Hematology, Leiden University Medical Center Leiden, the Netherlands

Hugo R. Rosen

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Hepatitis C Center & Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Michael I. Nishimura

nishimum@musc.edu

Affiliation Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YZ MGH MIN. Performed the experiments: YZ YL KMM MGH TL. Analyzed the data: YZ KMM MIN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ LGM MGH MHMH HRR. Wrote the paper: YZ HRR MIN.