About the Authors

Yu-ling Lin

Contributed equally to this work with: Yu-ling Lin, Yun-Jung Tsai

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Yun-Jung Tsai

Contributed equally to this work with: Yu-ling Lin, Yun-Jung Tsai

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Yu-Fang Liu

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Department of Medical Research, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Yi-Chuan Cheng

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan

Chuan-Mao Hung

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Yi-Jen Lee

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Huichin Pan

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Department of Medical Research, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Chuan Li

cli@csmu.edu.tw

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Department of Medical Research, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Y. Lin YT YC CL. Performed the experiments: Y. Lin YT CH Y. Lee. Analyzed the data: Y. Lin YT CH Y. Liu CL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Y. Liu YC HP CL. Wrote the paper: YC HP CL.