About the Authors

Maria L. N. Moura

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Kathryn M. Dupnik

Affiliations Division of Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, United States of America, Institute of Science and Technology of Tropical Diseases (INCT-DT), Natal, RN, Brazil

Gabriel A. A. Sampaio

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Priscilla F. C. Nóbrega

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Ana K. Jeronimo

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Jose M. do Nascimento-Filho

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Roberta L. Miranda Dantas

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Jose W. Queiroz

Affiliations Institute of Science and Technology of Tropical Diseases (INCT-DT), Natal, RN, Brazil, Health Post-Graduate Program, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

James D. Barbosa

Affiliation Health Post-Graduate Program, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Gutemberg Dias

Affiliation State University of Rio Grande do Norte, Mossoró, RN, Brazil

Selma M. B. Jeronimo

smbj@cb.ufrn.br

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry, Biosciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, Institute of Science and Technology of Tropical Diseases (INCT-DT), Natal, RN, Brazil, Health Post-Graduate Program, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil

Marcia C. F. Souza

Affiliation National Institute of Social Security (INSS), Mossoró, RN, Brazil

Maurício L. Nobre

Affiliations Post-Graduate Graduate Program in Tropical Medicine, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Hospital Giselda Trigueiro, Natal, RN, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GD MLN MCFS SMBJ JWQ. Performed the experiments: MLNM KMD GAAS PFCN AKJ JMdNF RLMD JDB SMBJ MLN MCFS. Analyzed the data: JWQ SMBJ MLN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDB JWQ. Wrote the paper: MLNM KMD MLN SMBJ.