About the Authors

Erik Malmström, Matthias Mörgelin, Oonagh Shannon, Heiko Herwald
Department of Clinical Sciences, Section for Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Martin Malmsten
Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Linda Johansson, Anna Norrby-Teglund
Karolinska Institutet, Center for Infectious Medicine, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Artur Schmidtchen
Division of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Joost C. M. Meijers
Departments of Vascular and Experimental Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Heiko.Herwald@med.lu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: E. Malmström, M. Mörgelin, M. Malmsten, L. Johansson, A. Norrby-Teglund, O. Shannon, A. Schmidtchen, H. Herwald. Performed the experiments: E. Malmström, M. Mörgelin, M. Malmsten, L. Johansson, O. Shannon, A. Schmidtchen. Analyzed the data: E. Malmström, M. Malmsten, L. Johansson, A. Norrby-Teglund, O. Shannon, A. Schmidtchen, J. Meijers, H. Herwald. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: E. Malmström, J. Meijers. Wrote the paper: E. Malmström, O. Shannon, J. Meijers, H. Herwald.