About the Authors

Sellamuthu S. Gounder

Affiliation Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Sankaranarayanan Kannan

Affiliation Department of Pediatric Research, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Dinesh Devadoss

Affiliation Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Corey J. Miller

Affiliation Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Kevin S. Whitehead

Affiliation Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Shannon J. Odelberg

Affiliation Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Matthew A. Firpo

Affiliation Department of General Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Robert Paine III

Affiliation Division of Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

John R. Hoidal

Affiliation Division of Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

E. Dale Abel

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Namakkal S. Rajasekaran

Raj.Soorappan@hsc.utah.edu

Affiliation Divisions of Cardiology and Pulmonary, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NSR SSG SK. Performed the experiments: SSG NSR SK DD CJM KW. Analyzed the data: SSG NSR DD EDA SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EDA RP JRH SJO SK MAF. Wrote the paper: NSR SSG SK.