About the Authors

Shally Awasthi, Neeraj M. Srivastava
King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India

Girdhar Agarwal
Lucknow University, Lucknow, India

Sushil K. Kabra, R. Lodha
All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India

Sunit Singhi
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh, India

Madhuri Kulkarni, Vaishali More
Lok Manya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai, India

Abhimanyu Niswade
Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

Raj Mohan Pillai
Government Medical College, Trivandrum, India

Ravi Luke, Saradha Suresh
Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Valsan P. Verghese, P. Raghupathy
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Stephen D. Walter
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Corresponding Author

sawasthi@sancharnet.in

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SA VV GA SK SSinghi MK RP SSuresh PR. Performed the experiments: SA VV SK SSinghi MK VM AN RP RL NS SSuresh PR RL. Analyzed the data: SA GA SW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK SSinghi MK VM AN RL RL. Wrote the paper: SA GA SK SSinghi MK VM AN RP NS SW.