About the Authors

Yong-yu Li

liyongyu@tongji.edu.cn

Affiliation Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Digestive Disease, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Ming-hua Cao

Affiliation Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Digestive Disease, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Brigitte Goetz

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilian's University, Munich, Germany

Chun-qiu Chen

Affiliation Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Digestive Disease, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Ya-jing Feng

Affiliation Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Digestive Disease, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Chang-Jie Chen

Affiliation Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Digestive Disease, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Michael S. Kasparek

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilian's University, Munich, Germany

Andrej Sibaev

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine II, Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilian's University, Munich, Germany

Martin Storr

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine II, Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilian's University, Munich, Germany

Martin E. Kreis

Affiliation Charité University Medicine, Department of General-, Visceral- and Vascular Surgery, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MEK YYL MSK MS. Performed the experiments: YYL MHC BG CQC YJF CJC AS MSK. Analyzed the data: YYL MHC BG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MEK YYL MS. Wrote the paper: YYL.