About the Authors

Haitao Guo

Contributed equally to this work with: Haitao Guo, Chunxiao Xu

ju-tao.guo@drexelmed.edu (JTG); Haitao.Guo@drexelmed.edu (HG)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Chunxiao Xu

Contributed equally to this work with: Haitao Guo, Chunxiao Xu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Tianlun Zhou

Affiliation Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, Hepatitis B Foundation, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Timothy M. Block

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, Hepatitis B Foundation, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Ju-Tao Guo

ju-tao.guo@drexelmed.edu (JTG); Haitao.Guo@drexelmed.edu (HG)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HG CX JTG. Performed the experiments: HG CX. Analyzed the data: HG CX TZ TMB JTG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TZ. Wrote the paper: HG JTG.