About the Authors

Valgardur Sigurdsson

Contributed equally to this work with: Valgardur Sigurdsson, Saevar Ingthorsson

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Saevar Ingthorsson

Contributed equally to this work with: Valgardur Sigurdsson, Saevar Ingthorsson

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Bylgja Hilmarsdottir

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Sigrun M. Gustafsdottir

Affiliation Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Sigridur Rut Franzdottir

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Ari Jon Arason

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Eirikur Steingrimsson

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Magnus K. Magnusson

magnuskm@hi.is (MKM); tgudjons@hi.is (TG)

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Thorarinn Gudjonsson

magnuskm@hi.is (MKM); tgudjons@hi.is (TG)

Affiliations Stem Cell Research Unit, BioMedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Department of Laboratory Hematology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MKM TG VS SI. Performed the experiments: VS SI SMG BH AJA SRF. Analyzed the data: MKM TG VS SI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES. Wrote the paper: TG MKM VS SI.