About the Authors

Marlene E. Starr

Affiliations Aging and Critical Care Research Laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America

Allison M. Steele

Affiliations Aging and Critical Care Research Laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America

Mizuki Saito

Affiliations Aging and Critical Care Research Laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America

Bill J. Hacker

Affiliation Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America

B. Mark Evers

Affiliations Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America

Hiroshi Saito

hiroshi.saito@uky.edu

Affiliations Aging and Critical Care Research Laboratory, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 40536, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MES HS. Performed the experiments: MES AMS MS BJH HS. Analyzed the data: MES AMS BME HS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HS BME. Wrote the paper: MES AMS HS BME.