About the Authors

Elena Biagi

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Marco Candela

marco.candela@unibo.it

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Manuela Centanni

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Clarissa Consolandi

Affiliation Institute of Biomedical Technologies - Italian National Research Council, Milan, Italy

Simone Rampelli

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Silvia Turroni

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Marco Severgnini

Affiliation Institute of Biomedical Technologies - Italian National Research Council, Milan, Italy

Clelia Peano

Affiliation Institute of Biomedical Technologies - Italian National Research Council, Milan, Italy

Alessandro Ghezzo

Affiliation Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Maria Scurti

Affiliations Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Interdepartmental Centre “L. Galvani” (CIG), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Stefano Salvioli

Affiliations Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Interdepartmental Centre “L. Galvani” (CIG), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Claudio Franceschi

Affiliations Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Interdepartmental Centre “L. Galvani” (CIG), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Patrizia Brigidi

Affiliation Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CF PB. Performed the experiments: EB M. Centanni CC CP SS AG M. Scurti. Analyzed the data: SR M. Candela M. Severgnini. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CF PB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: M. Candela SS EB ST.