About the Authors

Jill K. Terra

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Bryan France

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Christopher K. Cote

Affiliation Bacteriology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Amy Jenkins

Affiliation Bacteriology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Joel A. Bozue

Affiliation Bacteriology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Susan L. Welkos

Affiliation Bacteriology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Ragini Bhargava

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Chi-Lee Ho

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Margarete Mehrabian

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Calvin Pan

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Aldons J. Lusis

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Human Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Richard C. Davis

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Steven M. LeVine

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Kenneth A. Bradley

kbradley@microbio.ucla.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JKT CKC SLW AJL RCD SML KAB. Performed the experiments: JKT BF CKC AJ JAB SLW RB CLH SML. Analyzed the data: JKT CKC SLW MM CP RCD SML KAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MM CP RCD AJL. Wrote the paper: JKT CKC SLW SML KAB.