About the Authors

Laura M. Dooley

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Anwar Abdalmula

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Elizabeth A. Washington

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Claire Kaufman

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Elizabeth M. Tudor

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Peter Ghosh

Affiliation Mesoblast Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Silviu Itescu

Affiliation Mesoblast Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wayne G. Kimpton

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Simon R. Bailey

bais@unimelb.edu.au

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Competing Interests

PG and SI are directors of Mesoblast Ltd. No other authors have any competing interests. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LMD SRB WGK PG SI. Performed the experiments: LMD AA WGK SRB EAW CK. Analyzed the data: LMD EAW WGK SRB AA CK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PG SI. Wrote the paper: LMD WGK EAW EMT AA SRB PG SI CK.