About the Authors

Kaoru Geddes

Address ¤ Current address: Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Frank Cruz III

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Fred Heffron

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: heffronf@ohsu.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KG, FC, and FH conceived and designed the experiments. KG and FC performed the experiments. KG, FC, and FH analyzed the data. KG, FC, and FH contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. KG and FH wrote the paper.