About the Authors

Jun Shimizu

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Takao Kubota

Affiliation Department of Medicine, the Japan Self Defense Forces Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Erika Takada

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Kenji Takai

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Naruyoshi Fujiwara

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Nagisa Arimitsu

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Yuji Ueda

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Sueshige Wakisaka

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Tomoko Suzuki

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Noboru Suzuki

n3suzuki@marianna-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS TK ET KT NS. Performed the experiments: JS TK ET KT. Analyzed the data: JS KT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS TK ET KT NF NA YU SW. Wrote the paper: JS TK KT NF NA TS NS.