About the Authors

Stijn Deborggraeve, Tim Stessens, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Philippe Büscher
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Stijn Deborggraeve, Piet Herdewijn
Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Rega Institute for Medicinal Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Ximena Coronado, Aldo Solari, Ines Zulantay, Werner Apt
Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Pascal Mertens, Thierry Laurent, Thierry Leclipteux
Coris BioConcept, Gembloux, Belgium

Corresponding Author

sdeborggraeve@itg.be

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.