About the Authors

Régis A. Zanette

Affiliation Graduate Program in Pharmacology, Health Science Center, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Paula E. R. Bitencourt

Affiliation Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Rafael A. Fighera

Affiliation Graduate Program in Veterinary Medicine, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Mariana M. Flores

Affiliation Graduate Program in Veterinary Medicine, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Glaucia D. Kommers

Affiliation Graduate Program in Veterinary Medicine, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Priscila S. Silva

Affiliation Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Aline Ludwig

Affiliation Graduate Program in Pharmacology, Health Science Center, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Maria B. Moretto

Affiliation Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Sydney H. Alves

Affiliations Graduate Program in Pharmacology, Health Science Center, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Science Center, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Janio M. Santurio

janio.santurio@gmail.com

Affiliation Graduate Program in Pharmacology, Health Science Center, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAZ DPK RAF JMS. Performed the experiments: RAZ PERB MMF PSS AL. Analyzed the data: RAZ RAF GDK MBM SHA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RAF GDK MBM SHA. Wrote the paper: RAZ DPK JMS.