About the Authors

Tobias Boettler

Contributed equally to this work with: Tobias Boettler, Friedrich Moeckel

Affiliation Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Friedrich Moeckel

Contributed equally to this work with: Tobias Boettler, Friedrich Moeckel

Affiliation Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Yang Cheng

Address Current address: University College London, Division of Infection and Immunity, London, Great Britain.

Affiliation Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Maximilian Heeg

Address Current address: University Hospital Freiburg, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Freiburg, Germany.

Affiliation Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Shahram Salek-Ardakani

Affiliation Division of Immune Regulation, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Shane Crotty

Affiliation Division of Vaccine Discovery, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Michael Croft

Affiliation Division of Immune Regulation, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Matthias G. von Herrath

matthias@liai.org

Affiliation Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TB FM SSA SC MC MvH. Performed the experiments: TB FM YC MH. Analyzed the data: TB FM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SSA SC MC. Wrote the paper: TB FM MC SC MvH.