About the Authors

Mirjam A. R. Preuss

Affiliations Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany, Jefferson Vaccine Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Marie-Luise Faber

Affiliation Jefferson Vaccine Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Gene S. Tan

Affiliation Jefferson Vaccine Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Michael Bette

Affiliation Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Bernhard Dietzschold

Affiliation Jefferson Vaccine Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Eberhard Weihe

Contributed equally to this work with: Eberhard Weihe, Matthias J. Schnell

Affiliation Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Matthias J. Schnell

Contributed equally to this work with: Eberhard Weihe, Matthias J. Schnell

matthias.schnell@jefferson.edu

Affiliation Jefferson Vaccine Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MARP EW MJS. Performed the experiments: MARP MLF GST MB. Analyzed the data: MARP GST MB BD EW MJS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EW MJS. Wrote the paper: MARP BD EW MJS.