About the Authors

Stijn Deborggraeve

sdeborggraeve@itg.be

Affiliations Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Rega Institute for Medicinal Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Ximena Coronado

Affiliation Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Aldo Solari

Affiliation Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Ines Zulantay

Affiliation Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Werner Apt

Affiliation Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Pascal Mertens

Affiliation Coris BioConcept, Gembloux, Belgium

Thierry Laurent

Affiliation Coris BioConcept, Gembloux, Belgium

Thierry Leclipteux

Affiliation Coris BioConcept, Gembloux, Belgium

Tim Stessens

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Jean-Claude Dujardin

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Piet Herdewijn

Affiliation Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Rega Institute for Medicinal Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Philippe Büscher

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Competing Interests

P. Mertens, T. Laurent, and T. Leclipteux are employees of Coris BioConcept, a company involved in the development and provisioning of the OligoC-TesT. All other authors report no potential conflicts.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: S. Deborggraeve, A. Solari, J. Dujardin, P. Herdewijn, P. Büscher. Performed the experiments: S. Deborggraeve, X. Coronado, P. Mertens, T. Laurent, T. Stessens. Analyzed the data: S. Deborggraeve, A. Solari. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: S. Deborggraeve, P. Mertens, T. Laurent, T. Leclipteux. Wrote the paper: S. Deborggraeve. Substantial revision of the manuscript: X. Coronado, A. Solari, I. Zulantay, W. Apt, P. Mertens, T. Laurent, T. Leclipteux, T. Stessens, J. Dujardin, P. Herdewijn, P. Büscher. Project co-ordination: A. Solari. Sample collection: I. Zulantay, W. Apt. Project co-ordinator: P. Büscher.