About the Authors

Iart Luca Shytaj

Contributed equally to this work with: Iart Luca Shytaj, Sandro Norelli, Barbara Chirullo

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Sandro Norelli

Contributed equally to this work with: Iart Luca Shytaj, Sandro Norelli, Barbara Chirullo

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Barbara Chirullo

Contributed equally to this work with: Iart Luca Shytaj, Sandro Norelli, Barbara Chirullo

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Alessandro Della Corte

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Matt Collins

Affiliation BIOQUAL, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Jake Yalley-Ogunro

Affiliation BIOQUAL, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Jack Greenhouse

Affiliation BIOQUAL, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Nunzio Iraci

Affiliation Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologia del Farmaco, Facoltà di Farmacia, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Edward P. Acosta

Affiliation The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Maria Letizia Barreca

Affiliation Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologia del Farmaco, Facoltà di Farmacia, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Mark G. Lewis

Affiliation BIOQUAL, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Andrea Savarino

andrea.savarino@iss.it

Affiliation Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immune-mediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AS MGL MLB ILS. Performed the experiments: ILS SN BC JJO JG MC NI EPA ADC. Analyzed the data: AS ILS NI ADC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AS EPA MGL. Wrote the paper: AS ILS.