About the Authors

Ilhem Messaoudi, Alexander Barron, Flora Engelmann, Alfred Legasse, Shannon Planer
Vaccine and Gene Therapy, Division of Pathobiology and Immunology, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Beaverton, Oregon, United States of America

Mary Wellish, Don Gilden, Ravi Mahalingam
Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Don Gilden
Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Janko Nikolich-Zugich
Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IM. Performed the experiments: IM AB MW FE AL SP RM. Analyzed the data: IM AB MW FE RM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DG RM. Wrote the paper: IM DG RM. Conceived and designed preliminary experiments with Ilhem Messaoudi that led to the development of the current model: JNZ.