About the Authors

Subrata Batabyal

Affiliation Biophysics and Physiology Lab, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States of America

Gregory Cervenka

Affiliation Biophysics and Physiology Lab, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States of America

Ji Hee Ha

Affiliation Department of cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, United States of America

Young-tae Kim

Affiliation Department of Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States of America

Samarendra Mohanty

smohanty@uta.edu

Affiliation Biophysics and Physiology Lab, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SM. Performed the experiments: SB. Analyzed the data: SB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YK. Wrote the paper: SB YK SM. Assisted in molecular biology aspects: GC. Performed Western Blot: JH.