About the Authors

Xiaowei Yang

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliations Department of Pediatrics, HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Southwest University at Rongchang, Rongchang, China

Jingjing Zhu

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America

Chun-Yu Tung

Affiliation Department of Biology, School of Science, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America

Gail Gardiner

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America

Qun Wang

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America

Hua-Chen Chang

huchang@iupui.edu (HCC); zhoub@iu.edu (BZ)

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Biology, School of Science, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America

Baohua Zhou

huchang@iupui.edu (HCC); zhoub@iu.edu (BZ)

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliations Department of Pediatrics, HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HCC BZ. Performed the experiments: XY JZ CT GG QW. Analyzed the data: XY JZ CT GG QW HCC BZ. Wrote the paper: HCC BZ.