About the Authors

Rui V. Lucato Jr

Affiliations Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, Division of Nephrology, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil

Regina C. R. M. Abdulkader

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Katia C. Barbaro

Affiliation Laboratory of Immunopathology, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

Glória E. Mendes

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Isac Castro

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Maria A. S. F. Baptista

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Patrícia M. Cury

Affiliation Department of Pathology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Denise M. C. Malheiros

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Nestor Schor

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil

Luis Yu

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Emmanuel A. Burdmann

burdmann@usp.br

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, São José do Rio Preto Medical School, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

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.