About the Authors

Marcela Uliano-Silva

Affiliation Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juliana Alves Americo

Affiliation Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rodrigo Brindeiro

Affiliation Biology Institute, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Francesco Dondero

francesco.dondero@mfn.unipmn.it

Affiliation Departmenf of Science and Technological Innovation, Universitá del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandra, Italy

Francisco Prosdocimi

Affiliation Medical Biochemistry Institute, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mauro de Freitas Rebelo

Affiliation Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysics Institute, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MR FD MU JA. Performed the experiments: MU JA FP. Analyzed the data: MR FD MU FP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MR FD FP RB. Wrote the paper: MR MU FD FP.