About the Authors
- Julie K. Hurt, Jennifer L. Coleman, Brendan J. Fitzpatrick, Bonnie Taylor-Blake, Arlene S. Bridges, Mark J. Zylka
- Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, United States of America
- Pirkko Vihko
- Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Clinical Chemistry, HUSLAB, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: M.J.Z. and P.V. are listed as inventors on a patent application (US Patent 2010/0266,569) that was licensed to a commercial entity for the purpose of developing PAP protein as a treatment for pain. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: JKH MJZ. Performed the experiments: JKH JLC BJF BTB ASB. Analyzed the data: JKH JLC BJF BTB ASB MJZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PV. Wrote the paper: JKH MJZ.