About the Authors

Kevin D. Pavelko

Contributed equally to this work with: Kevin D. Pavelko, Yanice Mendez-Fernandez

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Yanice Mendez-Fernandez

Contributed equally to this work with: Kevin D. Pavelko, Yanice Mendez-Fernandez

Current address: Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Michael P. Bell

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Michael J. Hansen

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Aaron J. Johnson

Affiliations Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Chella S. David

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Moses Rodriguez

Affiliations Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Larry R. Pease

pease.larry@mayo.edu

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KDP YM-F AJJ LRP. Performed the experiments: KDP YM-F MPB MJH. Analyzed the data: KDP YM-F MR LRP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AJJ CSD MR LRP. Wrote the paper: KDP YM-F MR LRP. Generated transgenic mice: CSD.