About the Authors

E. Magda Barbu

Affiliations Center for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Vannakambadi K. Ganesh

Affiliation Center for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Shivasankarappa Gurusiddappa

Affiliation Center for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

R. Chris Mackenzie

Affiliation Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Timothy J. Foster

Affiliation Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Thomas C. Sudhof

Affiliation Neuroscience Institute, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Magnus Höök

mhook@ibt.tamhsc.edu

Affiliation Center for Infectious & Inflammatory Diseases, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EMB VKG MH. Performed the experiments: EMB. Analyzed the data: EMB VKG RCM MH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SG TJF TCS. Wrote the paper: EMB RCM MH.