About the Authors

Jordan Wilkins

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Yi-Min Zheng

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Jingyou Yu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Chen Liang

Affiliations Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Shan-Lu Liu

liushan@missouri.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLL CL. Performed the experiments: JW YMZ JY. Analyzed the data: SLL JW YMZ JY CL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL. Wrote the paper: SLL JW CL.