About the Authors

Kazufumi Nakamura

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

ichibun@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Masakiyo Sakaguchi

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kita-ku, Okayama, Japan

Hiromi Matsubara

Roles Conceptualization

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, National Hospital Organization Okayama Medical Center, Okayama, Japan

Satoshi Akagi

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Toshihiro Sarashina

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Kentaro Ejiri

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Kaoru Akazawa

Roles Data curation, Methodology

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Megumi Kondo

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Koji Nakagawa

Roles Data curation, Investigation

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Masashi Yoshida

Roles Visualization

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Toru Miyoshi

Roles Visualization

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Takeshi Ogo

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Division of Advanced Medicine for Pulmonary Hypertension, Division of Pulmonary Circulation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Centre, Osaka, Japan

Takahiro Oto

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Departments of General Thoracic, Breast and Endocrinological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Shinichi Toyooka

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Departments of General Thoracic, Breast and Endocrinological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Yuichiro Higashimoto

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Department of Medical Biochemistry, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

Kei Fukami

Roles Data curation

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan

Hiroshi Ito

Roles Funding acquisition, Project administration

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.