There was an error published in Biology Open (2017) 6, 1820-1830; doi: 10.1242/bio.029900.

The author list was incomplete, and the text highlighted in bold below has been changed in the author list, author affiliations, author contributions and funding sections:

Clifford Locke1, Kazuya Machida1, Chandra L. Tucker2, Yi Wu1 and Ji Yu1,*

1Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA. 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.

*Author for correspondence (

Author contributions

Conceptualization: Y.W., C.L.T., J.Y.; Methodology: C.L.; Formal analysis: C.L., K.M.; Investigation: C.L., K.M.; Writing - original draft: C.L., J.Y.; Writing - review & editing: C.L.T., J.Y.; Supervision: Y.W., J.Y.; Funding acquisition: J.Y.


This project was funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences, grant nos GM123784, GM117061and GM100225, and by National Cancer Institute, grant no. CA154966.

A sentence in the Materials and Methods, ‘Reagents and cell culture’ section has also been corrected to:

OptoEphB2 as well as all variants and control constructs were derived from CRY2olig-mCherry or CRY2oligPHR-mCherry plasmids (Kennedy et al., 2010; Taslimi et al., 2014).

Biology Open and the authors apologise to the readers for any confusion that this omission might have caused.

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