About the Authors

Daan R. van der Veen

Contributed equally to this work with: Daan R. van der Veen, Jinping Shao

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Jinping Shao

Contributed equally to this work with: Daan R. van der Veen, Jinping Shao

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Physiology, Nankai University School of Medicine, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

Yang Xi

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Physiology, Nankai University School of Medicine, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

Lei Li

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Physiology, Nankai University School of Medicine, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

Giles E. Duffield

duffield.2@nd.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DRV LL GED. Performed the experiments: DRV JS YX. Analyzed the data: DRV JS YX GED. Wrote the paper: DRV GED.