About the Authors

Stefan Floess

Contributed equally to this work with: Stefan Floess, Jennifer Freyer, Christiane Siewert

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Jennifer Freyer

Contributed equally to this work with: Stefan Floess, Jennifer Freyer, Christiane Siewert

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Christiane Siewert

Contributed equally to this work with: Stefan Floess, Jennifer Freyer, Christiane Siewert

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Udo Baron

Affiliation Epiontis, Berlin, Germany

Sven Olek

Affiliation Epiontis, Berlin, Germany

Julia Polansky

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Kerstin Schlawe

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Hyun-Dong Chang

Affiliation Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum, Berlin, Germany

Tobias Bopp

Affiliation Institut für Immunologie, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany

Edgar Schmitt

Affiliation Institut für Immunologie, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany

Stefan Klein-Hessling

Affiliation Abteilung für Molekulare Pathologie, Pathologisches Institut, Wuerzburg, Germany

Edgar Serfling

Affiliation Abteilung für Molekulare Pathologie, Pathologisches Institut, Wuerzburg, Germany

Alf Hamann

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Jochen Huehn

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Huehn@drfz.de

Affiliation Experimentelle Rheumatologie, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Competing Interests

We herewith state a competing financial interest for the authors S. Olek and U. Baron, who are a founder and an employee of the company Epiontis, respectively.

Author Contributions

S. Floess, A. Hamann, and J. Huehn conceived and designed the experiments. S. Floess, J. Freyer, C. Siewert, U. Baron, J. Polansky, K. Schlawe, H. D. Chang, T. Bopp, and S. Klein-Hessling performed the experiments. S. Floess, U. Baron, S. Olek, E. Schmitt, E. Serfling, A. Hamann, and J. Huehn analyzed the data. S. Olek contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. A. Hamann and J. Huehn wrote the paper.