About the Authors

Zuinara Maia

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Monique Lírio

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Sóstenes Mistro

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Carlos Maurício Cardeal Mendes

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Sanjay R. Mehta

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Roberto Badaro

Badaró@ufba.br

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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.