About the Authors

Diego L. Costa, Vanessa Carregaro, Djalma S. Lima-Júnior, Cristiane M. Milanezi, João S. Silva
Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Neide M. Silva
Biomedical Sciences Institute, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil

Cristina R. Cardoso
Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil

Ângela Giudice, Edgar M. Carvalho
Immunology Service, Professor Edgar Santos Universitary Hospital, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

Amélia R. de Jesus, Roque P. Almeida
Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracajú, Brazil

Corresponding Author

jsdsilva@fmrp.usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DLC VC DSLJ NMS CRC ARdJ EMC RPA JSS. Performed the experiments: DLC VC DSLJ CMM CRC AG. Analyzed the data: DLC VC DSLJ CRC ARdJ EMC RPA JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DLC ARdJ EMC RPA JSS. Wrote the paper: DLC JSS.