About the Authors

Zichao Zhang

Affiliation Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Bogdan J. Wlodarczyk

Affiliation Dell Pediatric Research Institute, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Karen Niederreither

Affiliation Dell Pediatric Research Institute, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Shankar Venugopalan

Affiliation Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Sergio Florez

Affiliation Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Richard H. Finnell

Affiliation Dell Pediatric Research Institute, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Brad A. Amendt

bamendt@ibt.tamhsc.edu

Affiliation Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZZ KN BAA. Performed the experiments: ZZ BJW KN SV SF. Analyzed the data: ZZ KN RHF BAA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZZ BJW KN SV SF RHF BAA. Wrote the paper: ZZ BAA.