About the Authors

Qinfeng Huang, Xuefeng Deng, Fang Cheng, Yong Luo, Weiran Shen, Aaron Yun Chen, Jianming Qiu
Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Xuefeng Deng, Yi Li
College of Life Sciences, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

Ziying Yan, Diana C. M. Lei-Butters, John F. Engelhardt
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Liang Tang
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

Maria Söderlund-Venermo
Haartman Institute, Department of Virology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Corresponding Author

jqiu@kumc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Q.Huang X.Deng Z.Yan Y.Li L.Tang J.Qiu. Performed the experiments: Q.Huang X.Deng Z.Yan F.Cheng Y.Luo W.Shen D.C.M.Lei-Butters A.Y.Chen L.Tang. Analyzed the data: Q.Huang X.Deng Z.Yan L.Tang J.Qiu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M.Söderlund-Venermo. Wrote the paper: Q.Huang X.Deng Z.Yan M.Söderlund-Venermo J.F.Engelhardt J.Qiu.