About the Authors

Sarah E. Mathis

Contributed equally to this work with: Sarah E. Mathis, Anthony Alberico

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Anthony Alberico

Contributed equally to this work with: Sarah E. Mathis, Anthony Alberico

Affiliation Department of Neurosurgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Rounak Nande

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Walter Neto

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Logan Lawrence

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Danielle R. McCallister

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

James Denvir

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Gerrit A. Kimmey

Affiliation Department of Medical Oncology, St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Mark Mogul

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Gerard Oakley

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Krista L. Denning

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Thomas Dougherty

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Jagan V. Valluri

Affiliation Department of Biology, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Pier Paolo Claudio

claudiop@marshall.edu

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America, Department of Surgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PPC JV SM. Performed the experiments: SM AA RN WN LL DM JD GK MM GO KD TD JV PPC. Analyzed the data: PPC JV GO TD JD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PPC JV. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PPC JV GO JD TD.