About the Authors

Zhuo-Long Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhuo-Long Wang, Xiao-Fang Luo, Meng-Tao Li

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Xiao-Fang Luo

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhuo-Long Wang, Xiao-Fang Luo, Meng-Tao Li

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Meng-Tao Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhuo-Long Wang, Xiao-Fang Luo, Meng-Tao Li

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Dong Xu

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Shuang Zhou

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Hou-Zao Chen

Affiliation National Laboratory of Medical Molecular Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Science, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Na Gao

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Zhen Chen

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Ling-Ling Zhang

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Xiao-Feng Zeng

zengxfpumc@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Key Laboratory of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Z-LW X-FL X-FZ. Performed the experiments: Z-LW X-FL M-TL DX SZ H-ZC NG ZC L-LZ. Analyzed the data: Z-LW X-FL X-FZ. Wrote the paper: Z-LW X-FL X-FZ.