About the Authors

Cinthia Silva-Vilches

Current address: Department of Dermatology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Katrien Pletinckx

Current address: Cellular Biology, Drug Discovery, Grünenthal GmbH, Aachen, Germany

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Miriam Lohnert

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Vladimir Pavlovic

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Diyaaeldin Ashour

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Vini John

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Emilia Vendelova

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Susanne Kneitz

Affiliations Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany, Department of Physiological Chemistry, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Jie Zhou

Affiliation BioLegend Inc., San Diego, California, United States of America

Rena Chen

Affiliation BioLegend Inc., San Diego, California, United States of America

Thomas Reinheckel

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, and BIOSS Centre for Biological Signaling Studies, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Thomas D. Mueller

Affiliation Department of Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Jochen Bodem

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Manfred B. Lutz

m.lutz@vim.uni-wuerzburg.de

Affiliation Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Competing Interests

BioLegend Inc. provided financial support of research materials (rec. CTLA2a2). This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: CSV KP VP MBL. Data curation: SK. Formal analysis: CSV KP DA EV VJ VP ML. Funding acquisition: CSV MBL. Investigation: CSV KP DA EV VJ VP ML. Project administration: MBL. Resources: TR TDM JB JZ RC. Supervision: MBL. Validation: MBL. Visualization: CSV MBL. Writing – original draft: CSV MBL. Writing – review & editing: CSV EV MBL.