About the Authors

Andréa M. Caricilli, Paty K. Picardi, Mirian Ueno, Patrícia O. Prada, Eduardo R. Ropelle, José B. Carvalheira, Mário J. A. Saad
Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

Lélia L. de Abreu
Department of Nursing, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

Sandro Massao Hirabara, Rui Curi
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Ângela Castoldi, Pedro Vieira, Niels O. S. Camara
Department of Immunology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Author

msaad@fcm.unicamp.br

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: AC MS. Performed the experiments: AC PKP LLA ER MU PP SH AC PV NOSC. Analyzed the data: AC MS JBC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RC NOSC JBC MS. Wrote the paper: AC MS.