About the Authors

Annunziato Mangiola, Pasquale De Bonis, Benedetta Ludovica Pettorini, Giovanni Sabatino, Giulio Maira, Carmelo Anile
Institute of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Nathalie Saulnier
Institute of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Daniela Orteschi, Marcella Zollino
Institute of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Gigliola Sica, Gina Lama, Anna Colabianchi, Gabriella Proietti
Institute of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Libero Lauriola
Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Gyula Kovacs
Medical Faculty, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany

Corresponding Author

debonisvox@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM NS PDB BLP DO MZ CA. Performed the experiments: NS G. Sica GL DO MZ BLP GP AC LL. Analyzed the data: AM NS PDB BLP DO MZ G. Sica G. Sabatino GL GP CA AC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AM NS DO MZ G. Sica GL GP AC LL. Wrote the paper: PDB AM NS G. Sica GL DO G. Sabatino MZ GK GM.