About the Authors

Bipin P. Kulkarni

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Sona B. Nair

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Manasi Vijapurkar

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Leenam Mota

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Sharda Shanbhag

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Shehnaz Ali

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Shrimati D. Shetty

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Kanjaksha Ghosh

kanjakshaghosh@hotmail.com

Affiliation National Institute of Immunohaematology (I.C.M.R.), MS Building, KEM Hospital campus, Parel, Mumbai, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KG BK SDS. Performed the experiments: BK SN MV LM SS SA SDS. Analyzed the data: BK KG SDS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BK SN MV LM SS SA SDS KG. Wrote the paper: BK KG SDS.