About the Authors

Kozo Nagai

Affiliations Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan, Department of Pediatrics, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Ken Yamamoto

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Hiroshi Fujiwara

Affiliations Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan, Proteo-Medicine Research Center, Ehime University, Ehime, Japan

Jun An

Affiliation Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Toshiki Ochi

Affiliation Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Koichiro Suemori

Affiliation Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Takahiro Yasumi

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Hisamichi Tauchi

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Katsuyoshi Koh

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Maho Sato

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Osaka, Japan

Akira Morimoto

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan

Toshio Heike

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Eiichi Ishii

yasukawa@m.ehime-u.ac.jp (MY); ishiei@m.ehime-u.ac.jp (EI)

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan

Masaki Yasukawa

yasukawa@m.ehime-u.ac.jp (MY); ishiei@m.ehime-u.ac.jp (EI)

Affiliations Department of Bioregulatory Medicine, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan, Proteo-Medicine Research Center, Ehime University, Ehime, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HF EI MY. Performed the experiments: KN KY HF JA TO KS TY MY. Analyzed the data: KN KY HF JA TO KS HT TH EI MY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KN KY HT KK MS AM EI. Wrote the paper: KN KY EI MY.