About the Authors

Christopher S. Eickhoff

Contributed equally to this work with: Christopher S. Eickhoff, Jose R. Vasconcelos

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Jose R. Vasconcelos

Contributed equally to this work with: Christopher S. Eickhoff, Jose R. Vasconcelos

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Centro de Terapia Celular e Molecular, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Nicole L. Sullivan

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Azra Blazevic

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Oscar Bruna-Romero

Affiliation Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Mauricio M. Rodrigues

Affiliation Centro de Terapia Celular e Molecular, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Daniel F. Hoft

hoftdf@slu.edu

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CSE JRV MMR DFH. Performed the experiments: CSE JRV AB. Analyzed the data: CSE JRV DFH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NLS OBR MMR. Wrote the paper: CSE JRV DFH.