About the Authors

Ana Paula Souza, Bruno Bezerril Andrade, Dorlene Aquino, Petter Entringer, José Carlos Miranda, Ruan Alcantara, Camila Indiani de Oliveira, Cláudia Ida Brodskyn, Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Barral
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil

Dorlene Aquino
Departamento de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Brazil

Daniel Ruiz, Manuel Soto
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Clarissa R. Teixeira, 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

Camila Indiani de Oliveira, Cláudia Ida Brodskyn, Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Barral
Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (INCT), São Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Author

abarral@bahia.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DA MS JGV CIdO CIB MBN AB. Performed the experiments: APS DA PE RA DR MS. Analyzed the data: APS BBA CRT JGV CIdO CIB MBN AB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCM MS MBN AB. Wrote the paper: APS BBA CRT JGV CIdO CIB MBN AB.