About the Authors

Vannakambadi K. Ganesh, Jose J. Rivera, Emanuel Smeds, Ya-Ping Ko, M. Gabriela Bowden, Elisabeth R. Wann, Shivasankarappa Gurusiddappa, Magnus Höök
Center for Extracellular Matrix Biology, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A & M University Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

J. Ross Fitzgerald
Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

mhook@ibt.tamhsc.edu

Competing Interests

A patent (pending) application has been filed based on some results in the manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VKG JJR ES YPK MGB ERW JRF MH. Performed the experiments: VKG JJR ES YPK ERW SG. Analyzed the data: VKG JJR ES YPK ERW MH. Wrote the paper: VKG JJR ES YPK MGB JRF MH.