About the Authors

Richard Rubenstein

richard.rubenstein@downstate.edu

Affiliation Departments of Neurology and Physiology/Pharmacology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Binggong Chang

Affiliation Departments of Neurology and Physiology/Pharmacology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: The authors have obtained funding from commercial sources (Talecris Biotherapeutics and Bionosis, Inc). This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RR BC. Performed the experiments: RR BC. Analyzed the data: RR BC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RR. Wrote the paper: RR BC.