About the Authors

Eleonora Cocco

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Raffaele Murru

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Gianna Costa

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Amit Kumar

Affiliations Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, CRS4 Science and Technology Park Polaris - Piscina Manna, Pula (CA), Italy

Enrico Pieroni

Affiliation CRS4 Science and Technology Park Polaris - Piscina Manna, Pula (CA), Italy

Cristina Melis

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Luigi Barberini

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Claudia Sardu

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Lorena Lorefice

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Giuseppe Fenu

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Jessica Frau

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Giancarlo Coghe

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Nicola Carboni

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Maria Giovanna Marrosu

gmarrosu@unica.it

Affiliation Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Public Health and Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. CRS4 Science and Technology Park Polaris is a public research organization.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EC AK EP LB CS MGM. Performed the experiments: RM GC AK EP CM LB CS. Analyzed the data: RM LB CS LL GF JF GC NC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EC LL GF JF GC NC. Wrote the paper: EC AK EP LB CS MGM.