About the Authors

Elizabeth A. Moulton

Affiliation Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

John P. Atkinson

Affiliation Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

R. Mark L Buller

bullerrm@slu.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

R. Mark Buller is a member of the editorial board of PLoS Pathogens.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EAM JPA RMLB. Performed the experiments: EAM. Analyzed the data: EAM JPA RMLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EAM JPA RMLB. Wrote the paper: EAM JPA RMLB.