About the Authors

Ewa D. Micewicz

Affiliations Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, 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

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Chun-Ling Jung

Affiliation Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Hai Luong

Address Current address: Astellas Pharma Inc., Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Martin L. Phillips

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Pratikhya Pratikhya

Affiliation Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Shantanu Sharma

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

Alan J. Waring

Affiliation Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Alexander M. Cole

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Piotr Ruchala

pruchala@mednet.ucla.edu

Affiliation Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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.