About the Authors

Mei Wang

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology, Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, Department of Otolaryngology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Jiaxing University, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China

Chun-Ping Wu

‡ These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Jun-Yan Pan

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Wen-Wei Zheng

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Xiao-Juan Cao

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Guo-Kang Fan

fgkxfz@hzcnc.com

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MW CW GF. Performed the experiments: MW CW. Analyzed the data: MW JP XC WZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JP XC WZ. Wrote the paper: MW CW GF.