About the Authors

Shuo Li, Margaret Hellard, Geza Paukovic, Bruce E. Loveland, Campbell Aitken, Eric J. Gowans
Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stefan Floess, Alf Hamann
Experimental Rheumatology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Silvana Gaudieri, Andrew Lucas
Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Silvana Gaudieri
School of Anatomy and Human Biology and Centre for Forensic Science, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Stuart Roberts
Department of Gastroenterology, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Magdalena Plebanski
Department of Immunology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Simon Barry, Eric J. Gowans
The Women's and Children's Health Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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

Eric J. Gowans
Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

shuo.li@burnet.edu.au

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.