About the Authors

Alexandre Morrot

morrot@micro.ufrj.br

Affiliations Department of Immunology, Microbiology Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eugênia Terra-Granado

Affiliation Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Rosa Pérez

Affiliation Institute of Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina

Suse Dayse Silva-Barbosa

Affiliations Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Department of Clinical Research, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Novica M. Milićević

Affiliation Institute of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Beograd, Beograd, Serbia

Désio Aurélio Farias-de-Oliveira

Affiliation Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz Ricardo Berbert

Affiliation Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juliana De Meis

Affiliation Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christina Maeda Takiya

Affiliation Biomedical Science Institute, Cell Pathology Laboratory, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juan Beloscar

Affiliation Institute of Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina

Xiaoping Wang

Affiliation Molecular Pathology, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Vivian Kont

Affiliation Molecular Pathology, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Pärt Peterson

Affiliation Molecular Pathology, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Oscar Bottasso

Affiliation Institute of Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina

Wilson Savino

Affiliation Laboratory on Thymus Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM. Performed the experiments: AM ETG ARP SDSB NMM DAFDO LRB CMT JB XW. Analyzed the data: AM ETG ARP SDSB AMM JDM PP OB WS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARP CMT VK PP WS. Wrote the paper: AM.