About the Authors

Junji Sashihara

Address Current address: Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Rousai Hospital, Hyogo, Japan.

Affiliation Medical Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Yo Hoshino

Address Current address: Astellas Pharma Inc., Tokyo, Japan.

Affiliation Medical Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

J. Jason Bowman

Affiliation Medical Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Tammy Krogmann

Affiliation Medical Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Peter D. Burbelo

Affiliation Neurobiology and Pain Therapeutics Section, Laboratory of Sensory Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

V. McNeil Coffield

Address Current address: Department of Biology, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, United States of America.

Affiliation AlphaVax, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Kurt Kamrud

Address Current address: Harrisvaccines, Inc. Ames, Iowa, United States of America.

Affiliation AlphaVax, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Jeffrey I. Cohen

jcohen@niaid.nih.gov

Affiliation Medical Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 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: JIC. Performed the experiments: JS YH JJB TK PDB VMC KK. Analyzed the data: JS YH JJB PDB VMC KK JIC. Wrote the paper: JIC.