About the Authors

Kathrin Gibbert

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Jara J. Joedicke

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Andreas Meryk

Affiliation Institute for Immunology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Mirko Trilling

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Sandra Francois

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Janine Duppach

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Anke Kraft

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Karl S. Lang

Affiliation Institute for Immunology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Ulf Dittmer

ulf.dittmer@uni-due.de

Affiliation Institute for Virology of the University Hospital in Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KG UD. Performed the experiments: KG JJJ AM SF JD AK KSL. Analyzed the data: KG JJJ MT UD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KSL. Wrote the paper: KG UD.