About the Authors

Romolo Nonno

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Michele A. Di Bari

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Franco Cardone

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Gabriele Vaccari

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Paola Fazzi

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Giacomo Dell'Omo

Affiliation Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy and Centre for Neuroscience, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Claudia Cartoni

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Loredana Ingrosso

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Aileen Boyle

Affiliation Neuropathogenesis Unit, Institute for Animal Health, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Roberta Galeno

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Marco Sbriccoli

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Hans-Peter Lipp

Affiliation Division of Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, Institute of Anatomy and Centre for Neuroscience, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Moira Bruce

Affiliation Neuropathogenesis Unit, Institute for Animal Health, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Maurizio Pocchiari

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Umberto Agrimi

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: agrimi@iss.it

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RN, MP, and UA conceived and designed the experiments. RN, MADB, FC, GV, PF, GDO, CC, LI, AB, RG, and MS performed the experiments. RN and UA analyzed the data. HPL, MB, and MP contributed materials and analysis tools. RN wrote the paper.