About the Authors

Rui V. Lucato Jr, Glória E. Mendes, Maria A. S. F. Baptista, Emmanuel A. Burdmann
Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Rui V. Lucato Jr, Nestor Schor
Division of Nephrology, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil

Regina C. R. M. Abdulkader, Isac Castro, Denise M. C. Malheiros, Luis Yu
Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Katia C. Barbaro
Laboratory of Immunopathology, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

Patrícia M. Cury
Department of Pathology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Corresponding Author

burdmann@usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EAB RCRMA LY NS KCB. Performed the experiments: RVL GEM IC. Analyzed the data: EAB RCRMA LY NS KCB RVL GEM IC MASFB PMC DMCM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EAB LY KCB MASFB PMC DMCM. Wrote the paper: EAB RCRMA LY NS KCB.