About the Authors

Takao Asai

asai@nuhw.ac.jp

Affiliation Faculty of Medical Technology, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan

Claudia Còrdova Vidal

Affiliation Laboratorio de analisis clinicos Alfa & Omega, La Paz, Bolivia

Wilma Strauss

Affiliation Cátedra de Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia

Toshikazu Ikoma

Affiliation Hokuriku University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

Kazuo Endoh

Affiliation Faculty of Health Sciences, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan

Masaharu Yamamoto

Affiliation Faculty of Medical Technology, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TA MY. Performed the experiments: CCV WS. Analyzed the data: TI KE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CCV. Wrote the paper: TA MY.