About the Authors

Kerry L. Hilligan

Contributed equally to this work with: Kerry L. Hilligan, Lisa M. Connor

Affiliations Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Lisa M. Connor

Contributed equally to this work with: Kerry L. Hilligan, Lisa M. Connor

lconnor@malaghan.org.nz

Affiliation Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand

Alfonso J. Schmidt

Affiliation Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand

Franca Ronchese

Affiliation Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KLH LMC FR. Performed the experiments: KLH LMC AJS. Analyzed the data: KLH LMC. Wrote the paper: KLH LMC FR.