About the Authors

William G. C Horsnell, Antony J Cutler, Claire J Hoving, Helen Mearns, Elmarie Myburgh, Berenice Arendse, Frank Brombacher
Division of Immunology, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Fred D Finkelman
Department of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Gary K Owens
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Dave Erle
Lung Biology Center, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

fbrombac@uctgsh1.uct.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

WGCH and FB conceived and designed the experiments. WGCH, AJC, CJH, HM, EM, and BA performed the experiments. WGCH, AJC, and CJH analyzed the data. FDF, GKO, and DE contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. WGCH and AJC wrote the paper.