About the Authors

Ruotian Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Ruotian Li, Guijun Yan, Biao Xu

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Guijun Yan

Contributed equally to this work with: Ruotian Li, Guijun Yan, Biao Xu

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Qiaoling Li

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Haixiang Sun

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Yali Hu

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Jianxin Sun

xubiao@medmail.com.cn (BX); jianxin.sun@jefferson.edu (JS)

Affiliation Center for Translational Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, The United States of America

Biao Xu

Contributed equally to this work with: Ruotian Li, Guijun Yan, Biao Xu

xubiao@medmail.com.cn (BX); jianxin.sun@jefferson.edu (JS)

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RL GY JS BX. Performed the experiments: RL GY QL HS. Analyzed the data: RL GY YH JS BX. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RL BX. Wrote the paper: RL GY JS BX.