About the Authors

Markus Steiner

Affiliations Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, Laboratory for Immunological and Molecular Cancer Research, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

Thomas Hawranek

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

Michael Schneider

Affiliation Bühlmann Laboratories AG, Schönenbuch, Switzerland

Fatima Ferreira

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Jutta Horejs-Hoeck

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Andrea Harrer

Affiliations Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, Department of Neurology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

Martin Himly

martin.himly@sbg.ac.at

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Competing Interests

Buehlmann Laboratories AG did not play a role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript and only provided financial support in the form of authors' salaries (Michael Schneider) and/or research materials (stimulation buffer for basophils). This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: M. Steiner AH JHH FF MH. Performed the experiments: M. Steiner. Analyzed the data: M. Steiner AH JHH MH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TH M. Schneider FF. Wrote the paper: M. Steiner AH JHH FF MH.