About the Authors

Daoyin Dong

Affiliation Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Biao Wang

Affiliation Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Wen Yin

Affiliation Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Xueqing Ding

Affiliation Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Jingjing Yu

Affiliation Agilent Technologies (China) Co., Ltd., Beijing, China

Y. James Kang

yjkang01@louisville.edu

Affiliation Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Competing Interests

One co-author, Jingjing Yu, is affiliated with Agilent Technologies (China) Co., Ltd. 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: YJK DD. Performed the experiments: DD BW WY XD JY. Analyzed the data: DD JY YJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JY. Wrote the paper: YJK DD.