About the Authors

Horng-Tay Tzeng

Affiliation Graduate Institute of Immunology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Hwei-Fang Tsai

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

I-Tsu Chyuan

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Hsiu-Jung Liao

Affiliation Graduate Institute of Immunology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Chun-Jen Chen

Affiliation Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Pei-Jer Chen

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Ping-Ning Hsu

phsu8635@ntu.edu.tw

Affiliations Graduate Institute of Immunology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PNH HFT PJC. Performed the experiments: HTT HFT. Analyzed the data: ITC HJL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CJC. Wrote the paper: HTT PNH.