About the Authors

Clarisse Lopes de Castro Lobo

Affiliation Clinical Hematology Division, Instituto de Hematologia Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti—HEMORIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Emilia Matos do Nascimento

Affiliations Clinical Hematology Division, Instituto de Hematologia Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti—HEMORIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, UEZO—Centro Universitário Estadual da Zona Oeste, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Renato Abelha

Affiliation Clinical Hematology Division, Instituto de Hematologia Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti—HEMORIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Ana Maria Mach Queiroz

Affiliation Clinical Hematology Division, Instituto de Hematologia Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti—HEMORIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Philippe Connes

Affiliation Laboratory CRIS-EA 647—Section “Vascular Biology and Red Blood Cell,” University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

Gilberto Perez Cardoso

Affiliation Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ, Brazil

Samir K. Ballas

samir.ballas@jefferson.edu

Affiliations Clinical Hematology Division, Instituto de Hematologia Arthur de Siqueira Cavalcanti—HEMORIO, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Cardeza Foundation, Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL AQ RA SKB. Performed the experiments: EN RA PC SKB. Analyzed the data: CL EN RA AQ PC GC SKB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EN CL RA PC SKB. Wrote the paper: SKB CL PC AQ EN.