About the Authors

Ana Claudia Maretti-Mira

Affiliations Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America, Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Pesquisas Médicas, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jaime Bittner

Affiliation Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America

Manoel Paes Oliveira-Neto

Affiliation Ambulatório de Leishmanioses, Instituto de Pesquisas Clínicas Evandro Chagas, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Minghsun Liu

Affiliations Infectious Diseases Section (111 F) and Research Service, VA Medical Center West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Dezhi Kang

Affiliations David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Huiying Li

Affiliations David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Claude Pirmez

Affiliation Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Pesquisas Médicas, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Noah Craft

ncraft@ucla.edu

Affiliations Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ACMM JB MPON ML DK HL CP NC. Performed the experiments: ACMM. Analyzed the data: ACMM JB MPON ML DK HL CP NC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ACMM JB MPON ML DK HL CP NC. Wrote the paper: ACMM DK HL CP NC.