About the Authors

Rosario Barone

Contributed equally to this work with: Rosario Barone, Filippo Macaluso

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Filippo Macaluso

Contributed equally to this work with: Rosario Barone, Filippo Macaluso

filippo.macaluso@unipa.it

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Patrizia Catanese

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Antonella Marino Gammazza

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Luigi Rizzuto

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Paola Marozzi

Affiliation Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital “O.R. Villa Sofia–Cervello”, Palermo, Italy

Giuseppe Lo Giudice

Affiliation Laboratory of Clinical Pathology, Hospital “O.R. Villa Sofia–Cervello”, Palermo, Italy

Tomaso Stampone

Affiliation Laboratory of Clinical Pathology, Hospital “O.R. Villa Sofia–Cervello”, Palermo, Italy

Francesco Cappello

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Giuseppe Morici

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Giovanni Zummo

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Felicia Farina

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Valentina Di Felice

Affiliation Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences (BioNeC), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RB FM FC GM GZ FF VDF. Performed the experiments: RB FM PC AMG LR PM GLG TS. Analyzed the data: RB FM PC AMG LR PM GLG TS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FC GM GZ FF VDF. Wrote the manuscript: RB FM AMG FC GM GZ FF VDF.