About the Authors

Lukas Flatz

Contributed equally to this work with: Lukas Flatz, Toni Rieger, Doron Merkler

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Immunology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Institute of Experimental Immunology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Toni Rieger

Contributed equally to this work with: Lukas Flatz, Toni Rieger, Doron Merkler

Affiliation Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Doron Merkler

Contributed equally to this work with: Lukas Flatz, Toni Rieger, Doron Merkler

Affiliation Department of Neuropathology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Andreas Bergthaler

Address Current address: Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Immunology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Institute of Experimental Immunology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Tommy Regen

Affiliation Department of Neuropathology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Mariann Schedensack

Affiliation Department of Neuropathology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Lukas Bestmann

Affiliations Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Unilabs Dr. Weber, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Admar Verschoor

Address Current address: Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

Affiliation Institute of Experimental Immunology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Mario Kreutzfeldt

Affiliation Department of Neuropathology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Wolfgang Brück

Affiliation Department of Neuropathology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Uwe-Karsten Hanisch

Affiliation Department of Neuropathology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Stephan Günther

These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Virology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

Daniel D. Pinschewer

daniel.pinschewer@gmx.ch

These authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Immunology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, Institute of Experimental Immunology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, W.H.O. Collaborating Center for Neonatal Vaccinology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: L. Flatz, T. Rieger, D. Merkler, U. Hanisch, S. Günther, D. Pinschewer. Performed the experiments: L. Flatz, T. Rieger, D. Merkler, T. Regen, M. Schedensack, M. Kreutzfeldt. Analyzed the data: L. Flatz, T. Rieger, D. Merkler, T. Regen, M. Schedensack, L. Bestmann, U. Hanisch, S. Günther, D. Pinschewer. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: A. Bergthaler, A. Verschoor, W. Brück. Wrote the paper: A. Verschoor, D. Pinschewer.