About the Authors

Yongjun Tian

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Wen-ling Chen

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jing-hsiung James Ou

jamesou@hsc.usc.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YT JHJO. Performed the experiments: YT WC. Analyzed the data: YT JHJO. Wrote the paper: YT JHJO.