About the Authors

Carla Di Loreto

Affiliation Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Francesco La Marra

Affiliation Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Giorgio Mazzon

Affiliation Urological Hospital Department, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Emanuele Belgrano

Affiliation Urological Hospital Department, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Carlo Trombetta

Affiliation Urological Hospital Department, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Sabina Cauci

sabina.cauci@uniud.it

Affiliation Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CD SC CT EB. Performed the experiments: CD FL GM CT. Analyzed the data: SC FL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CD CT SC. Wrote the paper: SC FL GM EB CT.