About the Authors

Yu Du

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, Tongji hospital affiliated to Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Junhua Li

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, Tongji hospital affiliated to Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Fan He

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, Tongji hospital affiliated to Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Yongman Lv

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, Tongji hospital affiliated to Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Wei Liu

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, Tongji hospital affiliated to Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Ping Wu

Affiliation Department of Pathophysiology, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Jiao Huang

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Sheng Wei

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Hongyu Gao

gaohongyu2010@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, Tongji hospital affiliated to Tongji medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HG SW. Performed the experiments: YD JL. Analyzed the data: JL JH SW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FH WL PW YD. Wrote the paper: YD SW HG YL.