About the Authors

Gabriella Panuccio

Affiliation Montreal Neurological Institute and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stefano Vicini

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Massimo Avoli

massimo.avoli@mcgill.ca

Affiliation Montreal Neurological Institute and Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Competing Interests

Co-author Massimo Avoli is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GP MA. Performed the experiments: GP. Analyzed the data: GP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MA. Wrote the paper: GP SV MA.