About the Authors

Shiki Takamura, Eiji Kajiwara, Sachiyo Tsuji-Kawahara, Tomoko Masumoto, Makoto Fujisawa, Maiko Kato, Tomomi Chikaishi, Yuri Kawasaki, Saori Kinoshita, Masaaki Miyazawa
Department of Immunology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

Manami Itoi
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Nobuo Sakaguchi
Department of Immunology, Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ST. Performed the experiments: ST EK STK TM MF MK TC YK SK. Analyzed the data: ST MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ST EK MI NS MM. Wrote the paper: ST MM.