About the Authors

Loïc Coutte

Current address: Institut de Biologie de Lille, Lille, France

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Douglas J. Botkin

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Lihui Gao

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Steven J. Norris

Steven.J.Norris@uth.tmc.edu

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LC LG SJN. Performed the experiments: LC LG. Analyzed the data: LC DJB LG SJN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LC DJB. Wrote the paper: LC SJN.