About the Authors

Ruchi Sood

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Rajendra Raut

Affiliation Recombinant Gene Products Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Poornima Tyagi

Affiliation Recombinant Gene Products Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Pawan Kumar Pareek

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Tarani Kanta Barman

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Smita Singhal

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Raj Kumar Shirumalla

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Vijay Kanoje

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Ramesh Subbarayan

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Ravisankar Rajerethinam

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Navin Sharma

Current address: VLCC Personal Care Limited, Gurgaon, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Anil Kanaujia

Current address: R & D Ayurvet Limited, Village Katha, Baddi, Himanchal Pradesh, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Gyanesh Shukla

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Y. K. Gupta

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Chandra K. Katiyar

Current address: Emami Limited, Kolkata, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Pradip K. Bhatnagar

Current address: Exton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Dilip J. Upadhyay

Current address: Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Limited, Village Sarhaul, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New Drug Discovery Research, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Sathyamangalam Swaminathan

ssn225@gmail.com (SS); navinkhanna5@gmail.com (NK)

Current address: Virology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Science and Technology-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Shamirpet, Hyderabad, India

Affiliation Recombinant Gene Products Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Navin Khanna

ssn225@gmail.com (SS); navinkhanna5@gmail.com (NK)

Affiliation Recombinant Gene Products Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

Competing Interests

RSo, RKS, VK, RSu, RRaj, NS, AK, GS, CKK, PKB and DJU were employed by Ranbaxy Research Laboratories at the time of this work. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DJU PKB CKK SSw NK. Performed the experiments: RSo RRau PT PKP TKB SSi VK RSu RRaj AK GS YKG. Analyzed the data: RSo RRau PT PKP TKB SSi RKS VK RSu RRaj NS AK GS YKG CKK PKB DJU SSw NK. Wrote the paper: SSw NK.