About the Authors

Brigitte Chhin

Affiliation Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

Didier Negre

Affiliations Université de Lyon (UCB-Lyon1), IFR128, Lyon, France, INSERM, U758, Lyon, France, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France

Olivier Merrot

Affiliation Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Service ORL, Lyon, France

Jacqueline Pham

Affiliation Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

Yves Tourneur

Affiliations INSERM, UMR886, Cardioprotection, Lyon, France, Centre Commun de Quantimétrie, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

Denis Ressnikoff

Affiliation Centre Commun de Quantimétrie, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France

Martine Jaspers

Affiliation Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, Head and Neck Surgery, Leuven, Belgium

Mark Jorissen

Affiliation Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, Head and Neck Surgery, Leuven, Belgium

François-Loïc Cosset

Affiliations Université de Lyon (UCB-Lyon1), IFR128, Lyon, France, INSERM, U758, Lyon, France, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France

Patrice Bouvagnet

patrice.bouvagnet@recherche.univ-lyon1.fr

Affiliations Université de Lyon, Lyon, France, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupe Hospitalier Est, Laboratoire Cardiogénétique, Bron, France, INSERM, CIC 201, Hôpital Louis Pradel, Bron, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: P. Bouvagnet. Performed the experiments: B. Chhin, D. Negre, J. Pham, M. Jaspers. Analyzed the data: B. Chhin, Y. Tourneur, D. Ressnikoff, M. Jorissen, P. Bouvagnet. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: D. Negre, O. Merrot, Y. Tourneur, D. Ressnikoff, M. Jaspers, M. Jorissen, F-L. Cosset. Wrote the paper: B. Chhin, J. Pham, P. Bouvagnet.