About the Authors

Alessandra Balduini

alessandra.balduini@unipv.it

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Stefania Badalucco

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Maria Teresa Pugliano

Affiliation Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria, Università degli Studi di Milano, Unità di Medicina 3, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Milano, Italy

Denis Baev

Affiliation ViroStatics, Sassari, Italy

Annalisa De Silvestri

Affiliation Biometric Unit, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Marco Cattaneo

Affiliation Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria, Università degli Studi di Milano, Unità di Medicina 3, Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Milano, Italy

Vittorio Rosti

Affiliation Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Centre for the Study of Myelofibrosis, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Giovanni Barosi

Affiliation Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Centre for the Study of Myelofibrosis, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB SB VR GB. Performed the experiments: AB SB MTP DB. Analyzed the data: AB SB ADS VR GB. Wrote the paper: AB VR MC GB.