About the Authors

Tatsunari Sasada

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Takao Hinoi

thinoi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Yasufumi Saito

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Tomohiro Adachi

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Yuji Takakura

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Yasuo Kawaguchi

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Yusuke Sotomaru

Affiliation Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Kazuhiro Sentani

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pathology, Hiroshima University Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan

Naohide Oue

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pathology, Hiroshima University Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan

Wataru Yasui

Affiliation Department of Molecular Pathology, Hiroshima University Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan

Hideki Ohdan

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Science, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS TH HO. Performed the experiments: TS TH Y. Saito TA YT YK Y. Sotomaru KS. Analyzed the data: TS TH HO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TS TH Y. Saito TA YT YK Y. Sotomaru KS NO WY. Wrote the paper: TS TH.