About the Authors

MinKyung Yi

miyi@utmb.edu

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Center for Hepatitis Research, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Yinghong Ma

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Center for Hepatitis Research, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Jeremy Yates

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Center for Hepatitis Research, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Stanley M. Lemon

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Center for Hepatitis Research, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MY SML. Performed the experiments: MY YM JY. Analyzed the data: MY SML. Wrote the paper: MY SML.