About the Authors

Gabriela D. Tanaka

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Maria de Fátima D. Furtado

Affiliation Herpetology Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Fernanda C. V. Portaro

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Osvaldo Augusto Sant'Anna

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Denise V. Tambourgi

dvtambourgi@butantan.gov.br

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OAS DVT. Performed the experiments: GDT MdFDF. Analyzed the data: GDT MdFDF FCVP OAS DVT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MdFDF FCVP DVT. Wrote the paper: GDT MdFDF FCVP OAS DVT.