About the Authors

Anna Jarząb

Affiliation Department of Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland

Danuta Witkowska

gamian@iitd.pan.wroc.pl (AG); witkows@iitd.pan.wroc.pl (DW)

Affiliation Department of Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland

Edmund Ziomek

Affiliation Wroclaw Research Center Center EIT+, Wroclaw, Poland

Anna Dąbrowska

Affiliation Department of Animal Products Technology and Quality Management, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland

Zbigniew Szewczuk

Affiliation Organic Chemistry Department, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland

Andrzej Gamian

gamian@iitd.pan.wroc.pl (AG); witkows@iitd.pan.wroc.pl (DW)

Affiliations Department of Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland, Wroclaw Research Center Center EIT+, Wroclaw, Poland

Competing Interests

Funder Wroclaw Research Center EIT+ holds the following patent application (Patent Application: P.401502 dated 7.11.2012 by AJ, DW, AG, EZ. Preparation of synthetic peptide vaccine specific to enterobacterial pathogens and its use in humoral immunedeficiencies). There are no further patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. 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: AG EZ ZS AJ DW AD. Performed the experiments: AJ EZ AD ZS DW. Analyzed the data: AG EZ ZS AJ AD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG DW EZ AD AJ ZS. Wrote the paper: AG EZ AJ DW.