About the Authors

Na Liu

Affiliations Department of Nephrology, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Song He

Affiliations Department of Nephrology, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shekou People's Hospital, Shenzhen, Guangdong Providence, China

Evelyn Tolbert

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Rujun Gong

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

George Bayliss

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Shougang Zhuang

szhuang@lifespan.org

Affiliations Department of Nephrology, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SZ NL. Performed the experiments: NL SH ET RG. Analyzed the data: NL SZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RG. Wrote the paper: NL GB SZ.