About the Authors

Jamal Qualai

Contributed equally to this work with: Jamal Qualai, Lin-Xi Li

Affiliation Mucosal Immunology Unit, Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol, AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa-HIVACAT, Can Ruti Campus, Badalona, Spain

Lin-Xi Li

Contributed equally to this work with: Jamal Qualai, Lin-Xi Li

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Jon Cantero

Affiliation Mucosal Immunology Unit, Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol, AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa-HIVACAT, Can Ruti Campus, Badalona, Spain

Antoni Tarrats

Affiliation Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital “Germans Trias i Pujol,” Can Ruti Campus, Badalona, Spain

Marco Antonio Fernández

Affiliation Flow Cytometry Unit, Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain

Lauro Sumoy

Affiliation Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Institute for Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC), Can Ruti Campus, Badalona, Spain

Annie Rodolosse

Affiliation Functional Genomics Core, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain

Stephen J. McSorley

Affiliation Center for Comparative Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Meritxell Genescà

mgenesca@igtp.cat

Affiliation Mucosal Immunology Unit, Institut d’Investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol, AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa-HIVACAT, Can Ruti Campus, Badalona, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JQ LL SJM MG. Performed the experiments: JQ LL JC MG. Analyzed the data: JQ LL JC LS MG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AT MAF AR. Wrote the paper: JQ LL SJM MG.