About the Authors

Hiva Azizi

Affiliations Research Center in Infectious Diseases, CHU de Quebec Research Center-University Laval, Quebec, QC. Canada, Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University Laval, Quebec, QC. Canada

Tatiany P. Romão

Affiliation Departamento de Microbiologia, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães-FIOCRUZ, Recife, PE, Brazil

Karen Santos Charret

Affiliation Fundação Oswaldo Cruz-FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prasad K. Padmanabhan

Affiliations Research Center in Infectious Diseases, CHU de Quebec Research Center-University Laval, Quebec, QC. Canada, Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University Laval, Quebec, QC. Canada

Osvaldo P. de Melo Neto

Affiliation Departamento de Microbiologia, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães-FIOCRUZ, Recife, PE, Brazil

Michaela Müller-McNicoll

Affiliation RNA Regulation Group, Cluster of Excellence ‘Macromolecular Complexes’, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Institute of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Frankfurt /Main, Germany

Barbara Papadopoulou

barbara.papadopoulou@crchul.ulaval.ca

Affiliations Research Center in Infectious Diseases, CHU de Quebec Research Center-University Laval, Quebec, QC. Canada, Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University Laval, Quebec, QC. Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: HA OPMN BP. Formal analysis: KC HA. Funding acquisition: BP. Investigation: HA TPR KSC PKP. Methodology: HA TPR KSC OPMN BP. Project administration: BP. Supervision: BP. Validation: BP. Visualization: HA TPR KSC MM. Writing – original draft: HA BP. Writing – review & editing: MM BP.