About the Authors

Ilaria Roato

Contributed equally to this work with: Ilaria Roato, Francesco Porta

roato78@libero.it

Affiliation Center for Experimental Research and Medical Studies, A.O.U. San Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy

Francesco Porta

Contributed equally to this work with: Ilaria Roato, Francesco Porta

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Alessandro Mussa

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Lucia D'Amico

Affiliation Center for Experimental Research and Medical Studies, A.O.U. San Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy

Ludovica Fiore

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Davide Garelli

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Marco Spada

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Riccardo Ferracini

Affiliations Center for Experimental Research and Medical Studies, A.O.U. San Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy, Department of Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Department of Orthopaedics, A.O.U. San Giovanni Battista, Torino, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IR FP AM LD RF. Performed the experiments: IR LD. Analyzed the data: IR LD MS RF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FP AM LF DG. Wrote the paper: IR FP RF.