About the Authors

Massimiliano Veroux

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Domenico Zerbo

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Giusi Basile

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Cecilia Gozzo

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Nunziata Sinagra

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Alessia Giaquinta

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Angelo Sanfiorenzo

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Pierfrancesco Veroux

veroux@unict.it

Affiliation Vascular Surgery and Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies GF Ingrassia, University Hospital of Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 84, 95123, Catania, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PV MV DZ. Performed the experiments: PV MV DZ. Analyzed the data: DZ CG AG NS GB AS. Wrote the paper: MV DZ PV GB.