About the Authors

Zhong-Jian Shen

zhong.shen@UTSouthwestern.edu

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Jie Hu

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Aktar Ali

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Johanne Pastor

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Kazuhiro Shiizaki

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Robert D. Blank

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Makoto Kuro-o

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

James S. Malter

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZJS JSM. Performed the experiments: ZJS JH AA JP. Analyzed the data: ZJS JH AA RB KS MK JSM. Wrote the paper: ZJS JSM.