About the Authors

Isadora Maria Villas-Boas

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Rute Maria Gonçalves-de-Andrade

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Giselle Pidde-Queiroz

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Suely Lucia Muro Rais Assaf

Affiliation Genetics Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Fernanda C. V. Portaro

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Osvaldo A. Sant'Anna

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Carmen W. van den Berg

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, Oncology and Radiology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Denise V. Tambourgi

dvtambourgi@butantan.gov.br

Affiliation Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IMVB RMGdA FCVP OAS DVT. Performed the experiments: IMVB RMGdA GPQ OAS. Analyzed the data: IMVB SLMRA FCVP OAS CWvdB DVT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RMGdA FCVP OAS DVT. Wrote the paper: IMVB RMGdA CWvdB DVT.