About the Authors
- Hitomi Ohta, Shigeyuki Arai, Kenji Akita, Tsunetaka Ohta, Shigeharu Fukuda
- Research Center, Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories, Inc., Okayama, Japan
The authors are employees of, and funded by Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories Inc. The Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories are assignees of a patent submitted for applications related to this work (International Patent Application No. PCT/JP2010/050927). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. At the present moment, there are no products in development or marketed products that are associated with this study.
Conceived and designed the experiments: HO SA KA TO SF. Performed the experiments: HO SA KA. Analyzed the data: HO KA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HO SA KA. Wrote the paper: HO KA TO.