About the Authors

Zuinara Maia, Monique Lírio, Sóstenes Mistro, Carlos Maurício Cardeal Mendes, Roberto Badaro
Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Sanjay R. Mehta
Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Badaró@ufba.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZM ML SM CMCM RB. Performed the experiments: ZM ML. Analyzed the data: ZM ML SM CMCM SRM RB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZM RB. Wrote the paper: ZM SRM RB.