About the Authors

Yuzuru Taguchi

ytaguchi@uwyo.edu (YT); hschaetz@ucalgary.ca (HMS)

Affiliation Departments of Veterinary Sciences and of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Arla M. A. Mistica

Affiliation Departments of Veterinary Sciences and of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America

Tetsuyuki Kitamoto

Affiliation Department of Neurological Science, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Hermann M. Schätzl

ytaguchi@uwyo.edu (YT); hschaetz@ucalgary.ca (HMS)

Affiliations Departments of Veterinary Sciences and of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America, Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YT TK HMS. Performed the experiments: YT AMAM. Analyzed the data: YT TK HMS. Wrote the paper: YT HMS.