About the Authors

Xin Wan

Contributed equally to this work with: Xin Wan, Xin Chen

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Xin Chen

Contributed equally to this work with: Xin Wan, Xin Chen

Affiliation Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Lin Liu

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China

Ye Zhao

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Wen-Juan Huang

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Xuzhou Medical College, Xuzhou, China

Qian Zhang

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Gang-Gang Miao

Affiliation Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Wen Chen

Affiliation Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Hong-Guang Xie

hongg.xie@gmail.com (H-GX); caochangchun@njmu.edu.cn (C-CC)

Affiliations General Clinical Research Center, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, Department of Pharmacology, Nanjing Medical University School of Pharmacy, Nanjing, China

Chang-Chun Cao

hongg.xie@gmail.com (H-GX); caochangchun@njmu.edu.cn (C-CC)

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: C-CC XW XC. Performed the experiments: LL G-GM W-JH. Analyzed the data: YZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QZ WC. Wrote the paper: C-CC H-GX.