About the Authors

Abdelkrim Alileche

Address ¤ Current address: Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Evan R Serfass

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Stefan M Muehlbauer

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Steven A Porcelli

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Jürgen Brojatsch

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: brojatsc@aecom.yu.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AA, SMM, and JB conceived and designed the experiments. AA, ERS, and SMM performed the experiments. AA, ERS, SMM, SAP, and JB analyzed the data. SAP contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. JB wrote the paper. AA, ERS, SMM, and SAP edited the paper.