About the Authors

Shengfu Chen

Contributed equally to this work with: Shengfu Chen, Rongpei Wu, Yanping Huang

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Rongpei Wu

Contributed equally to this work with: Shengfu Chen, Rongpei Wu, Yanping Huang

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Yanping Huang

Contributed equally to this work with: Shengfu Chen, Rongpei Wu, Yanping Huang

Affiliation Department of Urology, Shanghai Institute of Andrology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Fufu Zheng

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Yangbin Ou

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Xiangan Tu

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Yadong Zhang

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Yong Gao

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Xin Chen

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Tao Zheng

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Qiyun Yang

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Zi Wan

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Yuanyuan Zhang

Affiliation Wake Forest University, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Xiangzhou Sun

sunxzh08@qq.com (XS); lgh99707@163.com (GL); dch0313@163.com (CD)

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Guihua Liu

sunxzh08@qq.com (XS); lgh99707@163.com (GL); dch0313@163.com (CD)

Affiliations Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, Wake Forest University, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Chunhua Deng

sunxzh08@qq.com (XS); lgh99707@163.com (GL); dch0313@163.com (CD)

Affiliation Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CD GL XS SC. Performed the experiments: SC RW YH YO. Analyzed the data: XS FZ SC GL CD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XT YZ YG XC TZ QY ZW YZ. Wrote the paper: SC RW YH GL.