About the Authors

Rym Ben-Othman

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Andrew R. Flannery

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Danilo C. Miguel

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Diane M. Ward

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Jerry Kaplan

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Norma W. Andrews

andrewsn@umd.edu

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RBO ARF DCM DMW JK NWA. Performed the experiments: RBO ARF DCM. Analyzed the data: RBO ARF DCM NWA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMW JK. Wrote the paper: RBO NWA DMW JK.