About the Authors

Erin Maloney

Contributed equally to this work with: Erin Maloney, Dorota Stankowska

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Dorota Stankowska

Contributed equally to this work with: Erin Maloney, Dorota Stankowska

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Jian Zhang

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Marek Fol

Current address: Department of Immunology and Infectious Biology, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Qi-Jian Cheng

Affiliation Department of Medicine; Center for Tuberculosis Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Shichun Lun

Affiliation Department of Medicine; Center for Tuberculosis Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

William R. Bishai

Affiliation Department of Medicine; Center for Tuberculosis Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Malini Rajagopalan

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Delphi Chatterjee

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Murty V. Madiraju

murty.madiraju@uthct.edu

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WB MR DC MVVM. Performed the experiments: EM DS JZ MF QJC SL. Analyzed the data: EM DS JZ MF QJC SL WB MR DC MVVM. Wrote the paper: EM DS WB MR DC MVVM.