About the Authors

Rosalba Giugno

Contributed equally to this work with: Rosalba Giugno, Alfredo Pulvirenti

giugno@dmi.unict.it (RG); apulvirenti@dmi.unict.it (AP)

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Alfredo Pulvirenti

Contributed equally to this work with: Rosalba Giugno, Alfredo Pulvirenti

giugno@dmi.unict.it (RG); apulvirenti@dmi.unict.it (AP)

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Luciano Cascione

Affiliation Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Giuseppe Pigola

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Alfredo Ferro

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG AP. Performed the experiments: LC GP. Analyzed the data: RG AP LC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RG AP LC GP AF. Wrote the paper: RG AP AF.