About the Authors

Ying-Chang Lu

Contributed equally to this work with: Ying-Chang Lu, Chen-Chi Wu

Affiliations Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chen-Chi Wu

Contributed equally to this work with: Ying-Chang Lu, Chen-Chi Wu

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Medical Genetics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Wen-Sheng Shen

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Ting-Hua Yang

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Te-Huei Yeh

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Pei-Jer Chen

Affiliation Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

I-Shing Yu

Affiliation Transgenic Mouse Models Core (TMMC), Division of Genomic Medicine, Research Center for Medical Excellence, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Shu-Wha Lin

Affiliation Transgenic Mouse Models Core (TMMC), Division of Genomic Medicine, Research Center for Medical Excellence, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Jau-Min Wong

Affiliation Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Qing Chang

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Xi Lin

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Chuan-Jen Hsu

cjhsu@ntu.edu.tw

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YCL CCW PJC. Performed the experiments: YCL WSS ISY TH. Yang. Analyzed the data: CCW SWL JMW TH. Yeh. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TH. Yang TH. Yeh QC XL. Wrote the paper: YCL CCW CJH.