About the Authors

Chih-Feng Kuo

kuo@isu.edu.tw

Affiliation Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Nina Tsao

Affiliation Department of Biological Science and Technology, College of Medicine, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I-Chen Hsieh

Affiliation Department of Biological Science and Technology, College of Medicine, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Yee-Shin Lin

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Jiunn-Jong Wu

Affiliations Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Department of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science in Medicine, School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Yu-Ting Hung

Affiliation Department of Biological Science and Technology, College of Medicine, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: CFK. Formal analysis: CFK NT. Funding acquisition: CFK YSL. Investigation: CFK ICH YTH. Methodology: CFK. Project administration: CFK. Resources: YSL JJW. Supervision: CFK. Validation: ICH NT. Writing – original draft: CFK. Writing – review & editing: CFK NT.