About the Authors

Cheng Huang, Olga A. Kolokoltsova, Nadezdha E. Yun, Alexey V. Seregin, Allison L. Poussard, Aida G. Walker, Slobodan Paessler
Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Allan R. Brasier, Yingxin Zhao
Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine, Institute for Translational Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Bing Tian
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Juan Carlos de la Torre
Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

slpaessl@utmb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CH OAK SP. Performed the experiments: CH OAK NEY AVS ALP AGW YZ BT. Analyzed the data: CH OAK ARB SP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ BT. Wrote the paper: CH OAK ARB JCDLT SP.