About the Authors

Clarissa Teixeira, Regis Gomes, Nicolas Collin, David Reynoso, Ryan Jochim, Fabiano Oliveira, Amy Seitz, Shaden Kamhawi, Jesus G. Valenzuela
Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Dia-Eldin Elnaiem
Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, United States of America

Arlene Caldas
Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

Ana Paula de Souza, Cláudia I. Brodskyn, Camila Indiani de Oliveira, Aldina Barral
Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Ivete Mendonca, Carlos H. N. Costa
Laboratorio de Leishmanioses, Instituto de Doencas Tropicais Natan Portella and Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil

Petr Volf
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Corresponding Author

jvalenzuela@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG SK JGV. Performed the experiments: CRT RG NC DR RJ FO AS DEE. Analyzed the data: CRT RG SK JGV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NC DR RJ FO AS DEE AC APdS CIB CIdO IM CHNC PV AB. Wrote the paper: CRT RG SK JGV.