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Competing Interests

The authors declare they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Kabir H Biswas conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Suguna Badireddy performed the experiments.

Ganesh S Anand conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Sandhya S Visweswariah conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Funding

Funding has been provided by the Department of Biotechnology (SSV) and a fellowship from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (KHB), Government of India. Support was also provided by the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore and Waters Center of Innovation Program (to GSA). Support for personnel exchanges between laboratories was from the NUS-India Research Initiative. KHB is currently supported by a Research Fellowship from the Mechanobiology Institute, NUS, Singapore. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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