About the Authors

Maureen J. Koslowski

Affiliation Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany

Zora Teltschik

Affiliation Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany

Julia Beisner

Affiliation Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany

Elke Schaeffeler

Affiliation Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany

Guoxing Wang

Affiliation Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany

Irmgard Kübler

Affiliation Robert-Bosch-Hospital Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Michael Gersemann

Affiliations Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Robert-Bosch-Hospital Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Rachel Cooney

Affiliation Medical Science Division, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Derek Jewell

Affiliation Medical Science Division, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Walter Reinisch

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Séverine Vermeire

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Paul Rutgeerts

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Matthias Schwab

Affiliations Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany

Eduard F. Stange

Affiliation Robert-Bosch-Hospital Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Jan Wehkamp

jan.wehkamp@ikp-stuttgart.de

Affiliations Dr. Margarete-Fischer-Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and University of Tübingen, Stuttgart, Germany, Robert-Bosch-Hospital Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Competing Interests

Patent application (No: PCT/EP2009/009176, Publication Number: WO2010/072389): Method for determining the predisposition for Crohn's Disease.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJK JW. Performed the experiments: MJK ZT MG GW IK JB. Analyzed the data: MJK ZT JB JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES MG IK RC DJ WR SV PR MS EFS. Wrote the paper: MJK EFS JW. Recruiting and phenotyping of patients and controls in the association study: RC DJ WR SV PR. Obtained plasmids and performed pretests: GW. Involved in discussion of methods and data: JB ES MS.