About the Authors

Fabiana Maria de Souza Leoratti, Bruno Coelho Rocha, Pedro Augusto Carvalho Costa, Humberto Doriguêtto Gravina, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli, Ricardo T. Gazzinelli
Laboratório de Imunopatologia, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Silvia Cellone Trevelin, Fernando Queiroz Cunha
Departamento de Farmacologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Bruno Coelho Rocha, Humberto Doriguêtto Gravina, Ricardo T. Gazzinelli
Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mauro Shugiro Tada, Dhelio Batista Pereira
Centro de Pesquisas em Medicina Tropical de Rondônia, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil

Douglas Taylor Golenbock, Ricardo T. Gazzinelli
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

ritoga@cpqrr.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FMSL LRVA RTG. Performed the experiments: FMSL LRVA SCT BCR PACC HDG. Analyzed the data: FMSL LRVA SCT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FMSL LRVA RTG DTG FQC MST DBP. Wrote the paper: FMSL LRVA RTG. Assisted with patient care and case identification: MST DBP.