About the Authors

Samuel C Wassmer

Address ¤ Current address: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi

Affiliation CNRS UMR 6020, Immunopathology Group, IFR 48, Faculty of Medicine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

George J Cianciolo

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Valéry Combes

Affiliation CNRS UMR 6020, Immunopathology Group, IFR 48, Faculty of Medicine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Georges E Grau

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: georges.grau@medecine.univ-mrs.fr

Affiliation CNRS UMR 6020, Immunopathology Group, IFR 48, Faculty of Medicine, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

Competing Interests

GJC has financial ties to LeukoMed.

Author Contributions

GEG and GJC designed the study. SCW performed the experiments. SCW, VC and GEG analyzed the data. SCW, GJC, VC, and GEG contributed to writing the paper.