About the Authors

Shaoyuan Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Shaoyuan Li, Xu Zhai

Affiliations Department of Physiology, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Anatomy, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan, China

Xu Zhai

Contributed equally to this work with: Shaoyuan Li, Xu Zhai

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Peijing Rong

rongpj@hotmail.com (PR); 13718103762@139.com (SW)

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Michael F. McCabe

Affiliation Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States of America

Xing Wang

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan, China

Jingjun Zhao

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Hui Ben

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Shuxing Wang

rongpj@hotmail.com (PR); 13718103762@139.com (SW)

Affiliations Department of Physiology, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, Department of Anatomy, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan, China, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States of America, Primate Research Center, Guangdong Entomological Institute, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, Guangdong Landau Biotechnology Co. Ltd, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SW PR. Performed the experiments: SL XZ PR JZ HB XW. Analyzed the data: SW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SW. Wrote the paper: SW PR MFM.