About the Authors

Jir-You Wang

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Po-Kuei Wu

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Surgery and Institute of Clinical Medicine School, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chuen-Chuan Yen

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Giun-Yi Hung

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Cheng-Fong Chen

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Surgery and Institute of Clinical Medicine School, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Shih-Chieh Hung

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Surgery and Institute of Clinical Medicine School, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Shih-Fen Tsai

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Division of Molecular and Genomic Medicine, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Miaoli, Taiwan

Chien-Lin Liu

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Surgery and Institute of Clinical Medicine School, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Tain-Hsiung Chen

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Surgery and Institute of Clinical Medicine School, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Wei-Ming Chen

wmchen@vghtpe.gov.tw

Affiliations Department of Orthopaedics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Orthopaedics, Therapeutical and Research Center of Musculoskeletal Tumor, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Surgery and Institute of Clinical Medicine School, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WMC. Performed the experiments: JYW PCHC. Analyzed the data: JYW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PKW CFC. Wrote the paper: JYW. Suggested and modified some experiment assays in this article: CCY GYH SCH SFT CLL THC.