About the Authors

Eduardo R. Ropelle

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Marcelo B. Flores

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Dennys E. Cintra

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Guilherme Z. Rocha

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

José R. Pauli

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Joseane Morari

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Claudio T. de Souza

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Juliana C. Moraes

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Patrícia O. Prada

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Dioze Guadagnini

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Rodrigo M. Marin

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Alexandre G. Oliveira

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Taize M. Augusto

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology, Physiology and Biophysics, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Hernandes F. Carvalho

Affiliation Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology, Physiology and Biophysics, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Lício A. Velloso

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Mario J. A. Saad

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

José B. C. Carvalheira

carvalheirajbc@uol.com.br

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: ERR JBC. Performed the experiments: ERR MBF DEC GZR JRP JM CTDS JCM POP DG RMM AGO TMA HFC. Analyzed the data: ERR DEC LAV MJS JBC. Wrote the paper: ERR JBC.