About the Authors

Wenjuan Li

Affiliations Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Shreveport, Los Angeles, United States of America, School of Basic Medicine, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei, China

Joan Liu

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Shreveport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Kasey Jackson

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Shreveport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Runhua Shi

Affiliation Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Shreveport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Yunfeng Zhao

yzhao1@lsuhsc.edu

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience, LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Shreveport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WL YZ. Performed the experiments: WL JL KJ YZ. Analyzed the data: WL JL RS YZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RS. Wrote the paper: WL JL YZ.