About the Authors

Irene Zornetta, Paola Caccin, Julián Fernandez, Cesare Montecucco
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy

Bruno Lomonte, José María Gutierrez
Facultad de Microbiología, Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Corresponding Author

cesare.montecucco@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IZ PC CM. Performed the experiments: IZ PC JF. Analyzed the data: IZ PC BL JMG CM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JF BL JMG. Wrote the paper: IZ PC BL JMG CM.