About the Authors

Age Brauer, Maido Remm
Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia

Age Brauer, Maido Remm
University of Tartu, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Tartu, Estonia

Alexander Kurz, Silke Kauferstein, Dietrich Mebs
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Frankfurt Medical School, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Tim Stockwell, Holly Baden-Tillson
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Juliana Heidler
Department for Molecular Hematology, University of Frankfurt Medical School, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Ilka Wittig
Molecular Bioenergetics Group, University of Frankfurt Medical School, Cluster of Excellence Frankfurt Macromolecular Complexes, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Dietrich Mebs
Toxinomics Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Reto Stöcklin
Atheris Laboratories, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

RS is co-owner, President and CEO of Atheris Laboratories, a biotechnology company working in the field of discovery of bio-active molecules from animal venoms and other natural origins. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. None of the other authors have any ownership of stocks, employment or board membership in companies with competing interests with relation to data presented here, neither financial, professional nor personal. The authors’ declare that this article has no conflicts of interest relating to patents or products in development or marketed products etc. None of the sequences has been submitted to any intellectual property protection process, for development of marketed products nor used in consultancy.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AK TS HBT JH IW SK DM RS. Performed the experiments: AK JH IW HBT. Analyzed the data: AB MR AK. Wrote the paper: AB AK TS HBT JH IW SK DM RS MR.