About the Authors

Raza Patel

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Susan S. Baker

sbaker@upa.chob.edu (SSB); lixinzhu@buffalo.edu (LZ)

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Wensheng Liu

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Sonal Desai

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Razan Alkhouri

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Rafal Kozielski

Affiliation Department of Pathology, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Lucy Mastrandrea

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Adil Sarfraz

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Weijing Cai

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Helen Vlassara

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Mulchand S. Patel

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Robert D. Baker

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Lixin Zhu

sbaker@upa.chob.edu (SSB); lixinzhu@buffalo.edu (LZ)

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, State University of New York, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ RP SSB RDB. Performed the experiments: RP AS WL LZ RK WC SD RA LM . Analyzed the data: RP LZ SSB LM RDB MSP HV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LM MSP HV. Wrote the paper: LZ RP SSB LM MSP.