About the Authors

Abdul Mannan Baru, Venkateswaran Ganesh, Christina Hesse, Christopher Untucht, Christian Thomas Mayer, Franz Puttur, Tim Sparwasser
Institute of Infection Immunology, TWINCORE, Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research; a joint venture between the Medical School Hannover (MHH) and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Hannover, Germany

Jayendra Kumar Krishnaswamy, Georg Behrens
Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Silke Glage
Institute for Laboratory Animal Science, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Corresponding Author

Tim.Sparwasser@twincore.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AMB TS. Performed the experiments: AMB VG JKK CH CU FP. Analyzed the data: AMB VG JKK CH CU SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JKK GB. Wrote the paper: AMB CTM TS.