About the Authors

Clive Bate

cbate@rvc.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, United Kingdom

Mourad Tayebi

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, United Kingdom

Luisa Diomede

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche “Mario Negri,” Milan, Italy

Mario Salmona

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche “Mario Negri,” Milan, Italy

Alun Williams

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CB MS AW. Performed the experiments: CB. Analyzed the data: CB MT LD MS AW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MT MS. Wrote the paper: CB MT LD AW.