About the Authors

Meltem Muftuoglu

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Rika Kusumoto

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Elzbieta Speina

Affiliations Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland

Gad Beck

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Wen-Hsing Cheng

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Vilhelm A. Bohr

vbohr@nih.gov

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VB MM RK ES. Performed the experiments: MM RK ES GB WC. Analyzed the data: VB MM RK ES WC. Wrote the paper: VB MM.