About the Authors

Mélanie Bonhivers

Affiliation Microbiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire et Pathogénicité (MCMP), UMR-CNRS 5234, University Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, Cedex France

Sophie Nowacki

Address ¤ Current address: Groupe ESC Toulouse, Toulouse Cedex 7, France

Affiliation Microbiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire et Pathogénicité (MCMP), UMR-CNRS 5234, University Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, Cedex France

Nicolas Landrein

Affiliation Microbiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire et Pathogénicité (MCMP), UMR-CNRS 5234, University Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, Cedex France

Derrick R Robinson

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Drobinso@u-bordeaux2.fr

Affiliation Microbiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire et Pathogénicité (MCMP), UMR-CNRS 5234, University Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, Cedex France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MB identified and cloned the BILBO1 gene. MB performed the bioinformatics work. MB and SN made the different BILBO1 cell lines. MB, SN, and DRR performed the immunofluorescence studies. MB and NL performed the western blotting studies. DRR performed the electron microscopy studies. MB and DRR wrote the manuscript.