About the Authors

Yang Shi

Affiliations Department of Pathology, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, Smithville, Texas, United States of America, Cancer Stem Cell Institute, Research Center for Translational Medicine, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Can Liu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, Smithville, Texas, United States of America

Xin Liu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, Smithville, Texas, United States of America

Dean G. Tang

Affiliations Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, Smithville, Texas, United States of America, Cancer Stem Cell Institute, Research Center for Translational Medicine, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Junchen Wang

jeancwangdfyy@gmail.com

Affiliations Department of Pathology, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, Cancer Stem Cell Institute, Research Center for Translational Medicine, Shanghai East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YS CL DGT JW. Performed the experiments: YS CL XL. Analyzed the data: YS DGT JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL XL DGT. Wrote the paper: YS DGT JW.