About the Authors

Scott A. Hoose

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Camille Duran

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Indranil Malik

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Shabnam Eslamfam

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Samantha C. Shasserre

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

S. Sabina Downing

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Evelyn M. Hoover

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Katherine E. Dowd

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Roger Smith III

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Michael Polymenis

polymenis@tamu.edu

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MP. Performed the experiments: SAH CD IM SE SCS SSD EMH KED RS MP. Analyzed the data: SAH CD IM SE SCS RS MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SAH RS MP. Wrote the paper: SAH RS MP.