About the Authors

Jianying Chen

Contributed equally to this work with: Jianying Chen, Zhenjun Liu, Mian Ming Hong

jychen271@126.com (JC); guozk@bmi.ac.cn (ZG)

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Zhenjun Liu

Contributed equally to this work with: Jianying Chen, Zhenjun Liu, Mian Ming Hong

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Mian Ming Hong

Contributed equally to this work with: Jianying Chen, Zhenjun Liu, Mian Ming Hong

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Hongzhe Zhang

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Can Chen

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Mengyuan Xiao

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Junxian Wang

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Feng Yao

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Mingchuan Ba

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Jinghu Liu

Affiliation Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China

Zi-Kuan Guo

jychen271@126.com (JC); guozk@bmi.ac.cn (ZG)

Affiliation Department of Experimental Hematology, Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, China

Jixin Zhong

Affiliations Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC ZG. Performed the experiments: JC ZL MH HZ MX JW FY. Analyzed the data: CC MB JL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZG CC JC. Wrote the paper: JZ.