About the Authors

Steffen Porwollik

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Carlos A. Santiviago

Affiliation Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Pui Cheng

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Fred Long

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Prerak Desai

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Jennifer Fredlund

Current address: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Shabarinath Srikumar

Current address: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Cecilia A. Silva

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Weiping Chu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Xin Chen

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Rocío Canals

Current address: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

M. Megan Reynolds

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Lydia Bogomolnaya

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Christine Shields

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Ping Cui

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Jinbai Guo

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Yi Zheng

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Tiana Endicott-Yazdani

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Hee-Jeong Yang

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Aimee Maple

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Yury Ragoza

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Carlos J. Blondel

Current address: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Camila Valenzuela

Affiliation Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Helene Andrews-Polymenis

handrews@medicine.tamhsc.edu (HAP); mmcclell@uci.edu (MM)

Affiliation Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Michael McClelland

handrews@medicine.tamhsc.edu (HAP); mmcclell@uci.edu (MM)

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM HAP. Performed the experiments: SP PC FL PD JF SS CAS WC XC RC MMR LB CS PC JG YZ TEY HJY AM YR CJB CV CAS HAP. Analyzed the data: MM SP PD HAP. Wrote the paper: MM SP HAP.