About the Authors

Livio Azzoni

Contributed equally to this work with: Livio Azzoni, Andrea S. Foulkes

Affiliation Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Andrea S. Foulkes

Contributed equally to this work with: Livio Azzoni, Andrea S. Foulkes

Affiliation University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Yan Liu

Affiliation University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Xiaohong Li

Affiliation BG Medicine, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Margaret Johnson

Affiliation Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Collette Smith

Affiliation UCL Medical School, London, United Kingdom

Adeeba bte Kamarulzaman

Affiliation University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Julio Montaner

Affiliation University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Karam Mounzer

Affiliation Philadelphia FIGHT, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Michael Saag

Affiliation University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America

Pedro Cahn

Affiliation Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Carina Cesar

Affiliation Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alejandro Krolewiecki

Affiliation Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ian Sanne

Affiliation University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Luis J. Montaner

montaner@wistar.org

Affiliation Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LA ASF LJM. Performed the experiments: LA ASF LJM. Analyzed the data: LA ASF LJM YL XL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS MJ AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LA ASF LJM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LA ASF YL XL MJ CS AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS LJM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LA ASF YL XL MJ CS AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS LJM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LA ASF YL XL MJ CS AbK JM KM MS PC CC AK IS LJM. Graphics: LA ASF LJM. Data and database coordination: LA LJM. R programming: ASF. Statistical team oversight: ASF. Project team oversight: LJM.