About the Authors

Nicolas Veziris

Contributed equally to this work with: Nicolas Veziris, Murad Ibrahim

nicolas.veziris@upmc.fr

Affiliations UPMC Université Paris 06, EA 1541, laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Paris, France, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Paris, France, Centre National de Référence des Mycobactéries et de la Résistance des Mycobactéries aux Antituberculeux, Paris, France

Murad Ibrahim

Contributed equally to this work with: Nicolas Veziris, Murad Ibrahim

Affiliations UPMC Université Paris 06, EA 1541, laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Paris, France, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Paris, France, Centre National de Référence des Mycobactéries et de la Résistance des Mycobactéries aux Antituberculeux, Paris, France, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University Abu Dies, Jerusalem, Palestine

Nacer Lounis

Affiliation Department of Antimicrobial Research, Tibotec BVBA, Beerse, Belgium

Koen Andries

Affiliation Department of Antimicrobial Research, Tibotec BVBA, Beerse, Belgium

Vincent Jarlier

Affiliations UPMC Université Paris 06, EA 1541, laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Paris, France, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, Paris, France, Centre National de Référence des Mycobactéries et de la Résistance des Mycobactéries aux Antituberculeux, Paris, France

Competing Interests

The authors have the following patent to declare for TMC 207: US 7,498,343 B2; date of patent: March, 3, 2009. KA and NL are employees of Tibotec BVBA, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NV MI NL KA VJ. Performed the experiments: NV MI. Analyzed the data: NV MI NL KA VJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NV MI NL. Wrote the paper: NV MI NL KA VJ.