About the Authors

Julia V. Kirov

Affiliation Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Oakland, CA, United States of America

Michael Adkisson

Affiliation Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Oakland, CA, United States of America

A. J. Nava

Affiliation Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Oakland, CA, United States of America

Andreana Cipollone

Affiliation Mouse Biology Program, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States of America

Brandon Willis

Affiliation Mouse Biology Program, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States of America

Eric K. Engelhard

Affiliation Mouse Biology Program, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States of America

K. C. Kent Lloyd

Affiliation Mouse Biology Program, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States of America

Pieter de Jong

Affiliation Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Oakland, CA, United States of America

David B. West

dwest@chori.org

Affiliation Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Oakland, CA, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DBW. Performed the experiments: JVK AJN MA. Analyzed the data: JVK EKE. Wrote the paper: JVK DBW. Consulted on primer design: BW. Harvested tissue from mouse: AC. Consulted on bioinformatics analysis: EKE. Reviewed manuscript: KCKL PdJ.