About the Authors

André Luiz Rodrigues Roque

Affiliations Laboratory of Tripanosomatid Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Laboratory of Leishmaniasis Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Elisa Cupolillo

Affiliation Laboratory of Leishmaniasis Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Renato Sergio Marchevsky

Affiliation Laboratory of Neurovirulence, Institute of Technology on Immunobiological/Biomanguinhos, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Maria Jansen

jansen@ioc.fiocruz.br

Affiliation Laboratory of Tripanosomatid Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALRR EC AMJ. Performed the experiments: ALRR RSM. Analyzed the data: ALRR EC RSM AMJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EC RSM AMJ. Wrote the paper: ALRR AMJ.