About the Authors

Zoltán Bánki, Wilfried Posch, Asim Ejaz, Verena Oberhauser, Heribert Stoiber, Manfred P. Dierich, Doris Wilflingseder
Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Suzanne Willey
MRC/UCL Centre for Medical Molecular Virology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Christoph Gassner
Central Institute for Blood Transfusion & Immunological Department, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Ulf Dittmer
Institute of Virology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Kim J. Hasenkrug
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

doris.wilflingseder@i-med.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZB WP MPD DW. Performed the experiments: ZB WP AE VO DW. Analyzed the data: ZB WP KJH DW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SW CG UD. Wrote the paper: ZB WP SW HS UD MPD KJH DW.