About the Authors

Anette Stauch, Hans-Peter Duerr
Department of Medical Biometry, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Ram Rup Sarkar
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR), Hyderabad, India

Albert Picado, Bart Ostyn, Marleen Boelaert, Jean-Claude Dujardin
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Shyam Sundar
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Suman Rijal
Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Jean-Claude Dujardin
Laboratory for Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

hans-peter.duerr@uni-tuebingen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H-PD RRS MB J-CD. Performed the experiments: AS RRS. Analyzed the data: AS H-PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AP BO SS SR. Wrote the paper: AS RRS.