About the Authors

Xinbing Han

xhan@rics.bwh.harvard.edu (XH); wab@hawaii.edu (WAB)

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Vascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Souvenir D. Tachado

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Henry Koziel

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

William A. Boisvert

xhan@rics.bwh.harvard.edu (XH); wab@hawaii.edu (WAB)

Affiliations Department of Vascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XH WAB. Performed the experiments: XH. Analyzed the data: XH WAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ST HK. Wrote the paper: XH WAB.