About the Authors

James A. MacLean II

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America

Mandy L. King

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America

Hiroshi Okuda

Affiliation Laboratory for Malignancy Control Research, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Kanako Hayashi

khayashi@siumed.edu

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAM MLK KH. Performed the experiments: JAM MLK HO KH. Analyzed the data: JAM HO KH. Wrote the paper: JAM KH.