About the Authors
- Nicolas Mercado, Kazuhiro Ito, Peter J. Barnes
- Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
- Yasuo Kizawa, Keitaro Ueda, Genki Kimura
- Department of Physiology and Anatomy, Nihon University School of Pharmacy, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
- Yeping Xiong, Audric Moses, Jonathan M. Curtis
- Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Co-author Dr. Kazuhiro Ito is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member and this work was funded by Daiichi Sankyo. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: NM YX YK KI. Performed the experiments: NM GK AM JC KI KU. Analyzed the data: NM YK KI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GK JC KI PB. Wrote the paper: NM KI PB.