About the Authors

Barbara Kropff

Contributed equally to this work with: Barbara Kropff, Christiane Burkhardt

Affiliation Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Christiane Burkhardt

Contributed equally to this work with: Barbara Kropff, Christiane Burkhardt

Address Current address: Institute of Experimental Immunology, EUROIMMUN, Lübeck, Germany

Affiliation Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Juliane Schott

Address Current address: Institute of Experimental Hematology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Affiliation Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Jens Nentwich

Address Current address: Medizinische Klinik 4, Klinikum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany

Affiliation Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Tanja Fisch

Address Current address: Amgen Research, Regensburg, Germany

Affiliation Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

William Britt

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Michael Mach

mlmach@viro.med.uni-erlangen.de

Affiliation Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BK CB JS WB MM. Performed the experiments: BK CB JN JS TF MM. Analyzed the data: BK CB WB MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BK JN CB TF. Wrote the paper: WB MM.