About the Authors

Gabriele De Luca

Contributed equally to this work with: Gabriele De Luca, Maria Teresa Russo

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Maria Teresa Russo

Contributed equally to this work with: Gabriele De Luca, Maria Teresa Russo

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Paolo Degan

Affiliation Department of Translational Oncology, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro (IST-CBA), Genova, Italy

Cecilia Tiveron

Affiliation European Brain Research Institute, Rome, Italy

Andrea Zijno

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Ettore Meccia

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Ilenia Ventura

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Elisabetta Mattei

Affiliation Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine, CNR, Rome, Italy

Yusaku Nakabeppu

Affiliation Division of Neurofunctional Genomics, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Marco Crescenzi

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Rita Pepponi

Affiliation Department of Drug Research and Evaluation, Central Nervous System Pharmacology Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Antonella Pèzzola

Affiliation Department of Drug Research and Evaluation, Central Nervous System Pharmacology Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Patrizia Popoli

Affiliation Department of Drug Research and Evaluation, Central Nervous System Pharmacology Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Margherita Bignami

bignami@iss.it

Affiliation Department of Environment and Primary Prevention, Experimental Carcinogenesis Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC PP MB. Performed the experiments: GDL MTR PD CT AZ EM IV EM RP AP. Analyzed the data: MTR PD MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YN. Wrote the paper: MB.