About the Authors

Hannelore Lotter, Nestor González-Roldán, Egbert Tannich, Thomas Jacobs
Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Nestor González-Roldán, Otto Holst
Division of Structural Biochemistry, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany

Nestor González-Roldán, Armando Isibasi
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

Nestor González-Roldán, Martha Moreno-Lafont
Departamento de Inmunología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico

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

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

Artur J. Ulmer
Division of Immunology and Cell Biology, Research Center Borstel, Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany

Corresponding Authors

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.