About the Authors

Teruhito Yamashita

teru@po.mdu.ac.jp

Affiliation Institute for Oral Science, Matsumoto Dental University, Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan

Shunsuke Uehara

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Matsumoto Dental University, Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan

Nobuyuki Udagawa

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Matsumoto Dental University, Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan

Feng Li

Affiliation Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan

Shigetoshi Kadota

Affiliation Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan

Hiroyasu Esumi

Affiliation National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

Yasuhiro Kobayashi

Affiliation Institute for Oral Science, Matsumoto Dental University, Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan

Naoyuki Takahashi

Affiliation Institute for Oral Science, Matsumoto Dental University, Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TY NU YK NT. Performed the experiments: TY SU FL YK. Analyzed the data: TY NU YK NT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK HE. Wrote the paper: TY YK NU NT.