About the Authors

Maria Di Bonito

Affiliations Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, INSERM UMR 1091, Nice, France

Yuichi Narita

Affiliation Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

Bice Avallone

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

Luigi Sequino

Affiliation Institute of Audiology, University “Federico II”, Naples, Italy

Marta Mancuso

Affiliation Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy

Gennaro Andolfi

Affiliation Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy

Anna Maria Franzè

Affiliations Institute of Genetics and Biophysics “A. Buzzati Traverso” C.N.R., Naples, Italy, CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate, Naples, Italy

Luis Puelles

Affiliation Department of Human Anatomy and Psychobiology, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Filippo M. Rijli

filippo.rijli@fmi.ch (FMR); Michele.STUDER@unice.fr (MS)

Affiliations Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Michèle Studer

filippo.rijli@fmi.ch (FMR); Michele.STUDER@unice.fr (MS)

Affiliations Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Naples, Italy, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, INSERM UMR 1091, Nice, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MDB LP FMR MS. Performed the experiments: MDB YN MM LS BA GA. Analyzed the data: MDB YN BA LS AMF LP FMR MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BA LS AMF FMR. Wrote the paper: MS MDB FMR LP.