About the Authors

Tatsuya Ogura

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Kurt Krosnowski

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Lana Zhang

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Mikhael Bekkerman

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Weihong Lin

Weihong@umbc.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TO KK WL. Performed the experiments: TO KK LZ MB WL. Analyzed the data: TO KK WL. Wrote the paper: TO WL.