About the Authors

Sueli M. Nakatani

Affiliations Laboratório Central do Estado (LACEN-PR), São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil, Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos A. Santos

Affiliation Centro de Genomas, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Irina N. Riediger

Affiliations Laboratório Central do Estado (LACEN-PR), São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil, Departamento de Biologia Celular, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

Marco A. Krieger

Affiliation Instituto Carlos Chagas – Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (ICC-FioCruz), Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Cesar A. B. Duarte

Affiliation Instituto Carlos Chagas – Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (ICC-FioCruz), Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Marco A. Lacerda

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Alexander W. Biondo

Affiliations Department of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Flair J. Carilho

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Suzane K. Ono-Nita

skon@usp.br

Affiliation Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMN CAS SKON. Performed the experiments: SMN INR. Analyzed the data: SMN CAS SKON. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAK FJC SKON. Wrote the paper: SMN AWB. Provided samples: CABD MAL.