About the Authors

Kai Chen

Affiliation Cardiovascular Health Research Center, Sanford Research, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

Satoru Kobayashi

Affiliation Cardiovascular Health Research Center, Sanford Research, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

Xianmin Xu

Affiliation Cardiovascular Health Research Center, Sanford Research, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

Benoit Viollet

Affiliations Inserm, U1016, Institut Cochin, Paris, France, Cnrs, UMR8104, Paris, France, Univ Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France

Qiangrong Liang

Qiangrong.Liang@sanfordhealth.org

Current address: Department of Biomedical Sciences, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York, United States of America

Affiliation Cardiovascular Health Research Center, Sanford Research, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KC QL. Performed the experiments: KC SK XX. Analyzed the data: KC QL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BV. Wrote the paper: KC QL.