About the Authors

Masami Tanaka

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Kosuke Oikawa

Current address: First Department of Pathology, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan

Affiliations Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, Department of Cell Therapy, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Masakatsu Takanashi

Affiliations Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, Department of Cell Therapy, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Motoshige Kudo

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Junko Ohyashiki

Affiliation Intractable Disease Therapeutic Research Center, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Kazuma Ohyashiki

Affiliation First Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Masahiko Kuroda

kuroda@tokyo-med.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MT JO KOhyashiki MK. Performed the experiments: MT MK. Analyzed the data: MT KOikawa JO MK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MT MK JO KOhyashiki MK. Wrote the paper: MT KOikawa KOhyashiki MK.