About the Authors

Ewa D. Micewicz, Chun-Ling Jung, Hai Luong, Pratikhya Pratikhya, Alan J. Waring, Piotr Ruchala
Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Ewa D. Micewicz
Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Amy L. Cole, Alexander M. Cole
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Martin L. Phillips
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Shantanu Sharma
Materials and Process Simulation Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

pruchala@mednet.ucla.edu

Competing Interests

Grifonins and their use are protected by patent rights (provisional application filed, UC case# 2010-087, PR co-inventor). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PPR. Performed the experiments: EDM ALC CLJ HL MLP PP SS AJW AMC PPR. Analyzed the data: EDM ALC CLJ HL MLP PP SS AJW AMC PPR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AMC PPR. Wrote the paper: EDM PPR.