About the Authors

Yi-Cheng Chang

Contributed equally to this work with: Yi-Cheng Chang, Chau-Chung Wu

Affiliations Graduate Institute of Medical Genomics and Proteomics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, HsinChu branch, HsinChu, Taiwan, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei; Taiwan

Chau-Chung Wu

Contributed equally to this work with: Yi-Cheng Chang, Chau-Chung Wu

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Primary Care Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Chih-Hung Lin

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei Taiwan

Yen-Wen Wu

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Nuclear Medicine and. Cardiology Division of Cardiovascular Medical Center, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Departments of Nuclear Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Ying-Chieh Yang

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, HsinChu branch, HsinChu, Taiwan

Tien-Jyun Chang

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei; Taiwan

Yi-Der Jiang

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei; Taiwan

Lee-Ming Chuang

leeming@ntu.edu.tw

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei; Taiwan, Institute of Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CCW LMC. Performed the experiments: CCW CHL. Analyzed the data: YCC YCY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJC YDJ LMC CCW YWW. Wrote the paper: YCC YCY LMC CCW YWW.