About the Authors

Mohammed Zubaerul Ferdaus

Contributed equally to this work with: Mohammed Zubaerul Ferdaus, Bing Xiao

Affiliation Department of Functional Pathology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo, Japan

Bing Xiao

Contributed equally to this work with: Mohammed Zubaerul Ferdaus, Bing Xiao

Current address: Department of Cardiology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China

Affiliation Department of Functional Pathology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo, Japan

Hiroki Ohara

oharah@med.shimane-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Functional Pathology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo, Japan

Kiyomitsu Nemoto

Affiliation Department of Molecular Toxicology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

Yuji Harada

Affiliation Department of Surgical Pathology, Shimane University Hospital, Izumo, Japan

Kathrin Saar

Affiliation Department of Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Norbert Hübner

Affiliation Department of Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Minoru Isomura

Affiliation Department of Functional Pathology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo, Japan

Toru Nabika

Affiliation Department of Functional Pathology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HO TN. Performed the experiments: MZF BX HO KN. Analyzed the data: MZF BX HO KN YH KS NH MI TN. Wrote the paper: MZF HO TN.