About the Authors

Ying-Hua Yang

Affiliation Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Hua Zhou

Affiliation Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nada O. Binmadi

Affiliation Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Patrizia Proia

Affiliations Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Sports Science (DISMOT), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

John R. Basile

jbasile@umaryland.edu

Affiliations Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRB Y-HY. Performed the experiments: Y-HY HZ NOB PP. Analyzed the data: JRB Y-HY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Y-HY HZ NOB PP. Wrote the paper: JRB Y-HY.