About the Authors

Roland Züst

Affiliation Research Department, Kantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Luisa Cervantes-Barragán

Affiliations Research Department, Kantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland , Unidad de Investigación Médica en Inmunoquímica, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México City, México

Thomas Kuri

Affiliation Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Gjon Blakqori

Address ¤ Current address: Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Friedemann Weber

Affiliation Department of Virology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Burkhard Ludewig

Affiliation Research Department, Kantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Volker Thiel

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: volker.thiel@kssg.ch

Affiliation Research Department, Kantonal Hospital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

FW, BL, and VT conceived and designed the experiments. RZ, LCB, TK, and GB performed the experiments. All authors analyzed the data. RZ, FW, BL, and VT wrote the paper.