About the Authors

Maribel Forero-Castro

Affiliations IBSAL, IBMCC, University of Salamanca, CSIC, Cancer Research Center, Salamanca, Spain, School of Biological Sciences (GEBIMOL), Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Tunja, Colombia

Cristina Robledo

Affiliation IBSAL, IBMCC, University of Salamanca, CSIC, Cancer Research Center, Salamanca, Spain

Rocío Benito

Affiliation IBSAL, IBMCC, University of Salamanca, CSIC, Cancer Research Center, Salamanca, Spain

María Abáigar

Affiliation IBSAL, IBMCC, University of Salamanca, CSIC, Cancer Research Center, Salamanca, Spain

Ana África Martín

Affiliations IBSAL, IBMCC, University of Salamanca, CSIC, Cancer Research Center, Salamanca, Spain, Department of Hematology, University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Maryam Arefi

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Clinical University Hospital of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

José Luis Fuster

Affiliation Department of Pediatric Oncohematology, Clinical University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain

Natalia de las Heras

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Virgen Blanca Hospital, León, Spain

Juan N. Rodríguez

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Juan Ramón Jiménez Hospital, Huelva, Spain

Jonathan Quintero

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Miguel Servet Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain

Susana Riesco

Affiliation Department of Pediatric Oncohematology, University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Lourdes Hermosín

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Jerez Hospital, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Ignacio de la Fuente

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Río Hortega Hospital, Valladolid, Spain

Isabel Recio

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Nuestra Señora de Sonsoles Hospital, Avila, Spain

Jordi Ribera

Affiliation Department of Hematology, ICO-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Josep Carreras Research Institute, Badalona, Spain

Jorge Labrador

Affiliation Department of Hematology, University Hospital of Burgos, Burgos, Spain

José M. Alonso

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Rio Carrión Hospital, Palencia, Spain

Carmen Olivier

Affiliation Department of Hematology, General Hospital of Segovia, Segovia, Spain

Magdalena Sierra

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Virgen de la Concha Hospital, Zamora, Spain

Marta Megido

Affiliation Department of Hematology, Bierzo Hospital, León/Ponferrada, Spain

Luis A. Corchete-Sánchez

Affiliation Department of Hematology, University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Juana Ciudad Pizarro

Affiliation Cytometry Service (NUCLEUS Research Support Platform), University of Salamanca (USAL), Salamanca, Spain

Juan Luis García

Affiliation Institute of Health Science Studies of Castile and León (IESCYL), Salamanca, Spain

José M. Ribera

Affiliation Department of Hematology, ICO-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Josep Carreras Research Institute, Badalona, Spain

Jesús M. Hernández-Rivas

jmhr@usal.es

Affiliations IBSAL, IBMCC, University of Salamanca, CSIC, Cancer Research Center, Salamanca, Spain, Department of Hematology, University Hospital of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMHR. Performed the experiments: MFC M. Abáigar. Analyzed the data: MFC CR RB JMHR LACS JLG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MFC CR RB JMHR LACS JLG. Wrote the paper: MFC CR RB M. Abáigar LACS JLG JMR JMHR. Provided clinical data from the patients: AAM M. Arefi JLF NH JNR JQ SR LH IF IR JR JL JMA CO MS MM JCP JMR JMHR. Collected and analyzed clinical and biological data: MFC JCP AÁM SR JMHR.