About the Authors

Yasodha Krishnasamy

Affiliation Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Venkat K. Ramshesh

Affiliation Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Monika Gooz

Affiliation Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Rick G. Schnellmann

Affiliations Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

John J. Lemasters

Affiliations Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America, Institute of Theoretical & Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

Zhi Zhong

Zhong@musc.edu

Affiliation Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: ZZ. Data curation: YK ZZ. Formal analysis: YK ZZ. Funding acquisition: ZZ JJL. Investigation: YK VKR MG ZZ. Methodology: YK VKR ZZ. Project administration: ZZ. Resources: ZZ JJL. Supervision: ZZ. Validation: ZZ. Writing – original draft: ZZ YK. Writing – review & editing: JJL RGS.