About the Authors

Chad Steele, Rekha R Rapaka, Allison Metz, Shannon M Pop, Jay K Kolls
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

David L Williams
Department of Surgery, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, United States of America

Siamon Gordon
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Gordon D Brown
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

chad.steele@chp.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CS, RRR, AM, and SMP performed the experiments. CS, SMP, and GDB analyzed the data. CS, RRR, DLW, SG, JKK, and GDB contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. CS conceived and designed the experiments, and wrote the paper.