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  1. Luiz Vicente Rizzo1,
  2. Adriana Lima Vallochi2,
  3. Rubens Belfort3,
  4. Gary N Holland4,5,
  5. Robert B Nussenblatt6
  1. 1Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  3. 3Department of Ophthalmology, Escola Paulista de Medicina—Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  4. 4Ocular Inflammatory Disease Center, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  5. 5Department of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  6. 6Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Luiz Vicente Rizzo, Av Albert Einstein 627/701, Morumbi São Paulo, SP, Brazil, CEP 05652-000, lvrizzo{at}

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  • Funding This work was supported by FAPESP, grant number 98/11205, 06/53772-7 and CNPq 03763/2010-8.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The Ethics Committee at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Universidade de São Paulo.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.