About the Authors
- Yasusei Kudo, Shinji Iizuka, Maki Yoshida, Phuong Thao Nguyen, Samadarani B. S. M. Siriwardena, Takaaki Tsunematsu, Mariko Ohbayashi, Toshinori Ando, Takashi Takata
- Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
- Daijiro Hatakeyama, Toshiyuki Shibata
- Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
- Keiichi Koizumi
- Department of Kampo Diagnostic, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
- Masahiro Maeda
- Department of Research and Development, Immuno-Biological Laboratories, Co., Ltd., Fujioka-shi, Gunma, Japan
- Ikuko Ogawa
- Center of Oral Clinical Examination, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
- Yasusei Kudo, Naozumi Ishimaru
- Department of Oral Molecular Pathology, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
Author Masahiro Maeda is employed by Immuno-Biological Laboratories, Co., Ltd. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: YK. Performed the experiments: YK SI MY PTN SBSMS T. Tsunematsu MO TA. Analyzed the data: YK SI MY PTN NI IO T. Takata. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YK PTN SBSMS DH TS KK MM. Wrote the paper: YK. Obtained permission for use of cell line: KK.