About the Authors
- Yoshiko Shutto
- Department of Health Promotion, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki, Japan
- Michiko Shimada, Maiko Kitajima, Hideaki Yamabe
- Department of Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine and Nephrology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
- Yoko Saitoh, Hisao Saitoh
- Oyokyo Kidney Research Institute Hirosaki Hospital, Hirosaki, Japan
- Mohammed S. Razzaque
- Department of Oral Medicine, Infection & Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: HY MSR. Performed the experiments: Y. Shutto MS MK Y. Saitoh HS. Analyzed the data: Y. Shutto MS MK HY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Y. Shutto, MS MK Y. Saitoh HS HY. Wrote the paper: MSR.