About the Authors

Shuo Li

shuo.li@burnet.edu.au

Affiliation Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stefan Floess

Affiliation Experimental Rheumatology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Alf Hamann

Affiliation Experimental Rheumatology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Silvana Gaudieri

Affiliations Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, School of Anatomy and Human Biology and Centre for Forensic Science, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Andrew Lucas

Affiliation Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Margaret Hellard

Affiliation Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stuart Roberts

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Geza Paukovic

Affiliation Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Magdalena Plebanski

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Bruce E. Loveland

Affiliation Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Campbell Aitken

Affiliation Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Simon Barry

Affiliation The Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Louis Schofield

Affiliation The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Eric J. Gowans

Affiliations Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, The Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL AH LS EJG. Performed the experiments: SL SF AL GP. Analyzed the data: SL SF AL GP BEL SB LS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL AH SG MH SR MP CA. Wrote the paper: SL SF EJG. Helpful discussions: MP BEL SB. Designed the research and supervised the project: EJG.