About the Authors

Vitor Rosa Ramos de Mendonça

Contributed equally to this work with: Vitor Rosa Ramos de Mendonça, Bruno Bezerril Andrade

Affiliations Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Bruno Bezerril Andrade

Contributed equally to this work with: Vitor Rosa Ramos de Mendonça, Bruno Bezerril Andrade

Current address: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Affiliations Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Alessandro Almeida

Affiliation Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Manoel Barral-Netto

mbarral@bahia.fiocruz.br

Affiliations Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia, São Paulo, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VRRdM BBA AA MB-N. Performed the experiments: VRRdM BBA. Analyzed the data: VRRdM BBA AA MB-N. Wrote the paper: VRRdM BBA MB-N.