About the Authors

Leonardo P. Farias

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Fernanda C. Cardoso

Affiliation Departmento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Patricia A. Miyasato

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Bogar O. Montoya

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Cibele A. Tararam

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Henrique K. Roffato

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Toshie Kawano

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Andrea Gazzinelli

Affiliation Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira

Affiliation Laboratório de Imunologia e Biologia Molecular, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou (CPqRR), Fiocruz, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Patricia S. Coulson

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

R. Alan Wilson

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Sérgio C. Oliveira

Affiliation Departmento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Luciana C. C. Leite

lccleite@butantan.gov.br

Affiliation Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LPF FCC TK RCO PSC RAW SCO LCCL. Performed the experiments: LPF FCC PAM BOM CAT PSC. Analyzed the data: LPF FCC PAM BOM CAT HKR TK AG RCO PSC RAW SCO LCCL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG RCO RAW SCO LCCL. Wrote the paper: LPF FCC RAW SCO LCCL.