About the Authors
- Rujuan Dai, Deena Khan, Bettina Heid, David Caudell, S. Ansar Ahmed
- Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID), Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
- Yan Zhang, Oswald Crasta
- Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Dr. Rujuan Dai and Dr. S. Ansar Ahmed have filed a provisional patent application through Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP) on the finding of the common lupus disease-related miRNAs in lupus mice. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: RD SAA. Performed the experiments: RD DK BH. Analyzed the data: RD YZ DC OC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ. Wrote the paper: RD SAA.