About the Authors

Chhanda Bose

Affiliations Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Renal Section, Medicine Service, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Judit K. Megyesi

Affiliations Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Renal Section, Medicine Service, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Sudhir V. Shah

shahsudhirv@uams.edu

Affiliations Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Renal Section, Medicine Service, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Kim M. Hiatt

Affiliations University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Dermatology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Kimberly A. Hall

Affiliation University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Oleg Karaduta

Affiliations Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Renal Section, Medicine Service, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Sundararaman Swaminathan

Current Address: Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Affiliations Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Renal Section, Medicine Service, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS SVS. Performed the experiments: CB KAH JKM KMH OK. Analyzed the data: SVS SS KAH JKM CB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SVS SS. Wrote the paper: SVS SS CB.