About the Authors

José E. Aparicio-Burgos

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

Laucel Ochoa-García

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

José Antonio Zepeda-Escobar

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

Shivali Gupta

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Monisha Dhiman

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

José Simón Martínez

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

Roberto Montes de Oca-Jiménez

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

Margarita Val Arreola

Affiliation Cardiology Clinic, Irapuato, México

Alberto Barbabosa-Pliego

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

Juan C. Vázquez-Chagoyán

nigarg@utmb.edu (NJG); jcvch@yahoo.com (JCV-C)

Affiliation Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, Universidad Autónoma de Estado de México, Toluca, México

Nisha Jain Garg

nigarg@utmb.edu (NJG); jcvch@yahoo.com (JCV-C)

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Faculty of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JCV-C NJG. Performed the experiments: JEAB LO-G JAZ-E SG MD JSM RMdO-J MVA AB-P. Analyzed the data: JEAB JAZ-E SG MD RMdO-J MVA AB-P JCV-C. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCV-C NJG. Wrote the paper: SG JCV-C NJG.