About the Authors

Livia C. L. Lopes, Allan J. Guimarães, Luis R. Martinez, Joshua D. Nosanchuk
Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Livia C. L. Lopes, Rodrigo Rollin-Pinheiro, Eliana Barreto-Bergter
Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vera C. B. Bittencourt
Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wade Koba
Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Sandra E. Farias
Departamento de Fisiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Corresponding Author

eliana.bergter@micro.ufrj.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LCLL RRP AJG VCBB LRM JDN EBB. Performed the experiments: LCLL. Analyzed the data: LCLL AJG VCBB JDN EBB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LCLL RRP VCBB WK SEF JDN EBB. Wrote the paper: LCLL.