About the Authors

Silvia Rossi Paccani, Nagaja Capitani, Cosima T. Baldari
Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Marisa Benagiano, Mario M. D'Elios
Department of Internal Medicine and Immunoallergology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Irene Zornetta, Cesare Montecucco
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Daniel Ladant
Unité de Biochimie des Interactions Macromoléculaires, CNRS URA 2185, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

baldari@unisi.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SRP CM MMD CTB. Performed the experiments: SRP MB NC IZ. Analyzed the data: SRP MB NC CM MMD CTB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IZ DL. Wrote the paper: DL CM MMD CTB.