About the Authors

Sreekumar Othumpangat

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

Cheryl Walton

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

Giovanni Piedimonte

gpiedimonte@hsc.wvu.edu

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GP SO. Performed the experiments: SO CW. Analyzed the data: GP SO. Wrote the paper: GP SO.