About the Authors
- Xiaoyan Gong
- College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
- Haoming Wu, Po Tien
- College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
- Abinash Padhi
- Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
- Junqiang Xu
- Hubei Provincial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, Hubei, China
- Po Tien
- Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: XG. Performed the experiments: HW XG. Analyzed the data: AP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PT XG. Wrote the paper: XG AP HW JX PT. Patients' enrollment and follow up: JX.