About the Authors

Hannelore Lotter

Contributed equally to this work with: Hannelore Lotter, Nestor González-Roldán

lotter@bni-hamburg.de (HL); oholst@fz-borstel.de (OH)

Affiliation Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Nestor González-Roldán

Contributed equally to this work with: Hannelore Lotter, Nestor González-Roldán

Affiliations Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany, Division of Structural Biochemistry, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany, Unidad de Investigación Médica en Inmunoquímica, Hospital de Especialidades del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Mexico City, Mexico, Departamento de Inmunología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico

Buko Lindner

Affiliation Division of Immunochemistry, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany

Florian Winau

Affiliation Immune Disease Institute and Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Armando Isibasi

Affiliation Unidad de Investigación Médica en Inmunoquímica, Hospital de Especialidades del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Mexico City, Mexico

Martha Moreno-Lafont

Affiliation Departamento de Inmunología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico

Artur J. Ulmer

Affiliation Division of Immunology and Cell Biology, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany

Otto Holst

lotter@bni-hamburg.de (HL); oholst@fz-borstel.de (OH)

Affiliation Division of Structural Biochemistry, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany

Egbert Tannich

Affiliation Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Jacobs

Affiliation Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HL NGR FW AI MML AJU OH ET TJ. Performed the experiments: HL NGR BL TJ. Analyzed the data: HL NGR BL FW AJU OH ET TJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HL BL AJU OH ET TJ. Wrote the paper: HL OH. Supervisor and Grant supplier for the PhD student NGR: AI. Supervisor of NGR at the university: MML. Supplied the grant, position for HL: ET.