About the Authors

Julienne N. Rutherford

ruther4d@uic.edu

Affiliations Department of Women, Children, and Family Health, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Victoria A. deMartelly

Affiliations Department of Women, Children, and Family Health, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Donna G. Layne Colon

Affiliation Southwest National Primate Research Center/Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Corinna N. Ross

Affiliations Southwest National Primate Research Center/Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, Texas A & M University - San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Suzette D. Tardif

Affiliation Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JNR CR SDT. Performed the experiments: JNR CR DLC. Analyzed the data: JNR VAD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SDT. Wrote the paper: JNR. Assisted with literature searching, bibliography construction, and copy-editing: VAD.