About the Authors

Jincun Zhao

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Jingxian Zhao

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America, Institute for Tissue Transplantation and Immunology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Nico Van Rooijen

Affiliation Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stanley Perlman

Stanley-perlman@uiowa.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Jincun Zhao, Stanley Perlman. Performed the experiments: Jincun Zhao, Jingxian Zhao. Analyzed the data: Jincun Zhao, Stanley Perlman. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Nico Van Rooijen. Wrote the paper: Jincun Zhao, Stanley Perlman.