About the Authors

Tom V. Lee

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Maya K. Sethi

Contributed equally to this work with: Maya K. Sethi, Jessica Leonardi, Nadia A. Rana

Affiliation Department of Cellular Chemistry, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Jessica Leonardi

Contributed equally to this work with: Maya K. Sethi, Jessica Leonardi, Nadia A. Rana

Affiliations Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Nadia A. Rana

Contributed equally to this work with: Maya K. Sethi, Jessica Leonardi, Nadia A. Rana

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Falk F. R. Buettner

Affiliation Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Robert S. Haltiwanger

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Hans Bakker

Affiliation Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Hamed Jafar-Nejad

hamedj@bcm.edu.

Affiliations Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TVL MKS JL NAR RSH HB HJN. Performed the experiments: TVL MKS JL NAR FFRB HJN. Analyzed the data: TVL MKS JL NAR FFRB RSH HB HJN. Wrote the paper: TVL MKS JL NAR RSH HB HJN.