About the Authors

Mian Xie

mianxie@gird.cn

Affiliations China State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Ming Liu

Affiliations China State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Chao-Sheng He

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangzhou, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MX. Performed the experiments: MX ML. Analyzed the data: MX CSH. Wrote the paper: MX.