About the Authors

Karl J. Kaiyala

Affiliation Department of Oral Health Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States of America

Kayoko Ogimoto

Affiliation Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States of America

Jarrell T. Nelson

Affiliation Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States of America

Michael W. Schwartz

Affiliation Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States of America

Gregory J. Morton

gjmorton@u.washington.edu

Affiliation Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GJM MWS KJK. Performed the experiments: GJM KO JTN. Analyzed the data: GJM KO KJK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJM MWS. Wrote the paper: GJM MWS KJK.