About the Authors

Mara E Robu

Affiliation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Jon D Larson

Affiliation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Aidas Nasevicius

¤ Current address: Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Affiliation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Soraya Beiraghi

Affiliation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Charles Brenner

Affiliation Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States of America

Steven A Farber

Affiliation Carnegie Institute of Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Stephen C Ekker

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ekker001@umn.edu

Affiliation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MER, JDL, AN, CB, SAF, and SCE conceived and designed the experiments. MER, JDL, AN, CB, and SAF performed the experiments. All authors contributed to analyzing the data and contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MER, JDL, and SCE wrote the paper.