About the Authors

Chad S. Weldy

Affiliations Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Yonggang Liu

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

H. Denny Liggitt

Affiliation Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Michael T. Chin

mtchin@u.washington.edu

Affiliations Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CSW MTC. Performed the experiments: CSW YL. Analyzed the data: CSW HDL MTC. Wrote the paper: CSW MTC. Overall conception and coordination of entire project: MTC.