About the Authors

Wenbin Zhu

Contributed equally to this work with: Wenbin Zhu, Meghan M. Cromie

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Meghan M. Cromie

Contributed equally to this work with: Wenbin Zhu, Meghan M. Cromie

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Qingsong Cai

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Tangfeng Lv

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Kamaleshwar Singh

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Weimin Gao

weimin.gao@ttu.edu

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ MC WG. Performed the experiments: WZ MC QC TL. Analyzed the data: WZ MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WG. Wrote the paper: WZ MC WG. Edited the manuscript: KS.