About the Authors

Erik Malmström

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, Section for Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Matthias Mörgelin

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, Section for Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Martin Malmsten

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Linda Johansson

Affiliation Karolinska Institutet, Center for Infectious Medicine, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Anna Norrby-Teglund

Affiliation Karolinska Institutet, Center for Infectious Medicine, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Oonagh Shannon

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, Section for Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Artur Schmidtchen

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

Joost C. M. Meijers

Affiliation Departments of Vascular and Experimental Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Heiko Herwald

Heiko.Herwald@med.lu.se

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences, Section for Clinical and Experimental Infection Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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.