About the Authors

Chao Zhang

Affiliations Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, C.S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Shunfu Xu

xushfu@njmu.edu.cn (SX); xudong@missouri.edu (DX)

Affiliations C.S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Dong Xu

xushfu@njmu.edu.cn (SX); xudong@missouri.edu (DX)

Affiliations Department of Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, C.S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SX DX. Performed the experiments: CZ. Analyzed the data: CZ SX. Wrote the paper: CZ.