About the Authors
- Hiroyuki Okada, Kenichi Tanaka
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
- Atsushi Tajima, Ituro Inoue
- Division of Molecular Life Science, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Isehara, Japan
- Kazuyoshi Shichiri
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tachikawa Hospital, Nagaoka, Japan
- Atsushi Tanaka
- St. Mother's Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan
- Ituro Inoue
- Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi, Japan
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
AT, KT, and II conceived and designed the experiments. HO and AT performed the experiments and analyzed the data. AT, KS, KT, and II contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. HO, AT, and II wrote the manuscript. All authors contributed to editing the manuscript. HO and AT have joint authorship of this manuscript.