About the Authors

Lei Li

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Siebens-Drake Medical Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Bing Zhao

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Siebens-Drake Medical Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Jun Du

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Kaizhong Zhang

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Charles X. Ling

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Shawn Shun-Cheng Li

sli@uwo.ca

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Siebens-Drake Medical Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LL SS-CL. Performed the experiments: LL BZ. Analyzed the data: LL BZ JD SS-CL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LL BZ JD CXL KZ. Wrote the paper: LL KZ SS-CL.