About the Authors

Ke-Yong Wang

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft

Affiliation Shared-Use Research Center, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Sohsuke Yamada

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

sohsuke@kanazawa-med.ac.jp (SY); kimitt2411@yahoo.co.jp (KK)

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan

Hiroto Izumi

Roles Investigation, Methodology

Affiliation Department of Occupational Pneumology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Manabu Tsukamoto

Roles Data curation, Methodology

Affiliation Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Tamiji Nakashima

Roles Data curation, Investigation

Affiliation Department of Human, Information and Life Sciences School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Takashi Tasaki

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Xin Guo

Roles Methodology

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan

Hidetaka Uramoto

Roles Methodology

Affiliation Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan

Yasuyuki Sasaguri

Roles Conceptualization

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan, Laboratory of Pathology, Fukuoka Tokushukai Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

Kimitoshi Kohno

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation

sohsuke@kanazawa-med.ac.jp (SY); kimitt2411@yahoo.co.jp (KK)

Affiliation Asahi-Matsumoto Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.