About the Authors

Ramtin Hadighi, Mehdi Mohebali, Homa Hajjaran
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Patrick Boucher, Marc Ouellette
Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie and Département de Biologie Médicale, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Ali Khamesipour
Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RH, PB, and HH performed the experiments and analyzed the data. RH, MM, AK, and MO designed the experiment, analyzed the data, and contributed to writing the paper.