About the Authors

Seita Morishita

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Hidehiro Oku

hidehirooku@aol.com

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Taeko Horie

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Masahiro Tonari

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Teruyo Kida

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Akiko Okubo

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Tetsuya Sugiyama

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Shinji Takai

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Hideaki Hara

Affiliation Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biofunctional Evaluation, Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Gifu, Japan

Tsunehiko Ikeda

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HO HH TI. Performed the experiments: SM HO TH MT TK AO ST. Analyzed the data: HO TK TS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HH TI. Wrote the paper: HO.