About the Authors

Mehrnaz Nouri

Affiliations Department of Clinical Sciences, Clinical Research Centre, Surgery Research Unit, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden, Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Anders Bredberg

Affiliations ImmuneBiotech AB, Lund Life Science Incubator, Medicon Village, Lund, Sweden, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Section of Medical Microbiology, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden

Björn Weström

Affiliation Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Shahram Lavasani

Shahram.Lavasani@biol.lu.se

Affiliations Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, ImmuneBiotech AB, Lund Life Science Incubator, Medicon Village, Lund, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and declare that Dr. Shahram Lavasani (SL) is a part time employee and stakeholder of ImmuneBiotech AB. Dr. Anders Bredberg (AB) is a part time employee of ImmuneBiotech AB. Mrs Mehrnaz Nouri (MN), PhD student, is advisor and has received research support from ImmuneBiotech AB. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL MN BW. Performed the experiments: MN SL. Analyzed the data: MN SL BW AB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL BW. Wrote the paper: MN SL BW AB.