About the Authors

Xuejuan Zhang

Contributed equally to this work with: Xuejuan Zhang, Keith M. Kendrick

Affiliation Mathematical Department, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, P.R. China

Keith M. Kendrick

Contributed equally to this work with: Xuejuan Zhang, Keith M. Kendrick

Affiliation Key Laboratory for Neuroinformation, Social Cognition and Affective Neuroscience Group, School of Life Sciences and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, P.R. China

Haifu Zhou

Affiliation Mathematical Department, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, P.R. China

Yang Zhan

Affiliations Mouse Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Monterotondo, Italy, EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jianfeng Feng

jianfeng.feng@warwick.ac.uk

Affiliations Mathematical Department, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, P.R. China, Center for Computational System Biology, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China, Department of Computer Science, Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KK YZ. Wrote the paper: XZ KK JF. Constructed the model according to experimental results: XZ JF. Performed the simulation: XZ HZ YZ.