About the Authors

Jayanta K. Das

Affiliation Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Quentin Felty

feltyq@fiu.edu

Affiliation Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Competing Interests

Quentin Felty is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE Editorial policies and criteria.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: QF. Performed the experiments: JKD. Analyzed the data: JKD QF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: QF. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JKD QF. Obtained permission for use of hCMEC/D3 cell line: QF.