About the Authors

Yipeng Wang

Affiliations The Sections of Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Clinical Research Centre for Autoimmune Liver Disease, Beijing You-an Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Youjia Hu

Contributed equally to this work with: Youjia Hu, Chen Chao

Affiliation The Sections of Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Chen Chao

Contributed equally to this work with: Youjia Hu, Chen Chao

Affiliation The Sections of Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Muhammed Yuksel

Affiliations The Sections of Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Gastroenterology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, Institute of Liver Study, King’s College School of Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Isabelle Colle

Affiliations Department of Gastroenterology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, Institute of Liver Study, King’s College School of Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Richard A. Flavell

Affiliation Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Yun Ma

Affiliation Institute of Liver Study, King’s College School of Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Huiping Yan

Affiliation Clinical Research Centre for Autoimmune Liver Disease, Beijing You-an Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

Li Wen

li.wen@yale.edu

Affiliation The Sections of Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Contributed to supervision and the discussion of the study: HY IC. Conceived and designed the experiments: YW YM LW. Performed the experiments: YW YH CC MY. Analyzed the data: YW YH CC MY LW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RAF. Wrote the paper: YW YM LW.