About the Authors

Bertram Bengsch

Contributed equally to this work with: Bertram Bengsch, Bianca Seigel

Affiliations Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Bianca Seigel

Contributed equally to this work with: Bertram Bengsch, Bianca Seigel

Affiliations Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Marianne Ruhl

Affiliation Department of Virology, University of Essen, Essen, Germany

Jörg Timm

Affiliation Department of Virology, University of Essen, Essen, Germany

Martin Kuntz

Affiliation Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Hubert E. Blum

Affiliation Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Hanspeter Pircher

Affiliation Department of Immunology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Robert Thimme

Robert.Thimme@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Affiliation Department of Medicine II, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BB BS JT RT. Performed the experiments: BB BS MR MK. Analyzed the data: BB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JT HEB HP RT. Wrote the paper: BB RT.