About the Authors

Marcos V. A. S. Navarro

Contributed equally to this work with: Marcos V. A. S. Navarro, Peter D. Newell, Petya V. Krasteva, Debashree Chatterjee

Address Current address: Grupo de Biofísica Molecular Sérgio Mascarenhas, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil

Affiliation Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Peter D. Newell

Contributed equally to this work with: Marcos V. A. S. Navarro, Peter D. Newell, Petya V. Krasteva, Debashree Chatterjee

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Petya V. Krasteva

Contributed equally to this work with: Marcos V. A. S. Navarro, Peter D. Newell, Petya V. Krasteva, Debashree Chatterjee

Affiliation Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Debashree Chatterjee

Contributed equally to this work with: Marcos V. A. S. Navarro, Peter D. Newell, Petya V. Krasteva, Debashree Chatterjee

Affiliation Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Dean R. Madden

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

George A. O'Toole

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Holger Sondermann

hs293@cornell.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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: MVN PDN PVK DC DRM GAO HS. Performed the experiments: MVN PDN PVK DC DRM. Analyzed the data: MVN PDN PVK DC DRM GAO HS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PDN GAO. Wrote the paper: PDN PVK DRM GAO HS.