About the Authors

Cong Yan

coyan@iupui.edu

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, The Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Xinchun Ding

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, The Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Lingyan Wu

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, The Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Menggang Yu

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Peng Qu

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, The Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Hong Du

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CY HD. Performed the experiments: XD LW PQ. Analyzed the data: MY. Wrote the paper: CY XD HD.