About the Authors

Jason M. Wilham, Christina D. Orrú, Brent Race, Kimberly D. Meade-White, Lara M. Taubner, Andrew Timmes, Byron Caughey
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Christina D. Orrú
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, University of Cagliari, Monserrato, Italy

Richard A. Bessen
Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Ryuichiro Atarashi, Kazunori Sano
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan

Corresponding Author

BCAUGHEY@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMW CDO RAB RA KS BC. Performed the experiments: JMW CDO RAB BR KDMW LMT AT. Analyzed the data: JMW RAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMW RAB. Wrote the paper: JMW BC.