After the publication of this work , we became aware of the fact that β-actin control images in Figures two (dotO mutant), three A, eight A and nine A (figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 in this manuscript, respectively) were duplicated. The last author, Naoki Mori takes full responsibility for these errors in the original article. We repeated the experiments, and all the Figures mentioned above were deleted and new data substituted. The conclusions from the figures are not altered in any way. We regret any inconvenience that this inaccuracy in the original data might have caused.
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