About the Authors

Deniz Kanber, Tea Berulava, Diana Mitter, Bernhard Horsthemke, Dietmar Lohmann, Karin Buiting
Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

Ole Ammerpohl, Julia Richter, Reiner Siebert
Institut für Humangenetik, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Corresponding Author

bernhard.horsthemke@uni-due.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS DL KB. Performed the experiments: DK TB OA JR. Analyzed the data: DK TB OA JR KB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM. Wrote the paper: DK TB BH DL KB. Provided input into the project's direction: BH. Provided patient material and clinical data: DM. Supervised part of the molecular studies: RS.