About the Authors

Gordon Y. C. Cheung

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Kevin Rigby

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Rong Wang

Address Current address: Meat Safety and Quality Research Unit, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska, United States of America

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Shu Y. Queck

Address Current address: Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Kevin R. Braughton

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Adeline R. Whitney

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Martin Teintze

Affiliation Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Frank R. DeLeo

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Michael Otto

motto@niaid.nih.gov

Affiliation Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FRD MO. Performed the experiments: GYCC KR RW SYQ KRB ARW MO. Analyzed the data: GYCC KR RW SYQ MT FRD MO. Wrote the paper: MO.