About the Authors

Aihua Zheng

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Mahadevaiah Umashankar

Address Current address: Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Margaret Kielian

margaret.kielian@einstein.yu.edu

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

MK and AZ have filed a provisional patent based on this study.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AZ MU MK. Performed the experiments: AZ MU. Analyzed the data: AZ MU MK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MU. Wrote the paper: AZ MK.