About the Authors

Haroun Zangger

Contributed equally to this work with: Haroun Zangger, Catherine Ronet

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Catherine Ronet

Contributed equally to this work with: Haroun Zangger, Catherine Ronet

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Chantal Desponds

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

F. Matthew Kuhlmann

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

John Robinson

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Mary-Anne Hartley

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Florence Prevel

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Patrik Castiglioni

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Francine Pratlong

Affiliations French National Reference Centre for Leishmaniases, Département de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHRU de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, University Montpellier 1, Faculty of Medicine, UMR CNRS 5290/IRD 224/UM1/UM2 “MIVEGEC”, Montpellier, France

Patrick Bastien

Affiliations French National Reference Centre for Leishmaniases, Département de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHRU de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, University Montpellier 1, Faculty of Medicine, UMR CNRS 5290/IRD 224/UM1/UM2 “MIVEGEC”, Montpellier, France

Norbert Müller

Affiliation Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty Berne, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Laurent Parmentier

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Hôpitaux du Valais, Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

Nancy Gore Saravia

Affiliation Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

Stephen M. Beverley

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Nicolas Fasel

Nicolas.Fasel@unil.ch

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H. Zangger C. Ronet F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson F. Pratlong P. Bastien N. Müller L. Parmentier N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel. Performed the experiments: H. Zangger C. Ronet C. Desponds F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson M. Hartley F. Prevel P. Castiglioni F. Pratlong N. Müller. Analyzed the data: H. Zangger C. Ronet F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson M. Hartley P. Castiglioni N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: F. Pratlong P. Bastien N. Müller N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel. Wrote the paper: H. Zangger C. Ronet F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson M. Hartley P. Bastien N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel.