About the Authors

Christian Lacks Lino Cardenas

Contributed equally to this work with: Christian Lacks Lino Cardenas, Imène Sarah Henaoui, Bernard Mari, Nicolas Pottier

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Imène Sarah Henaoui

Contributed equally to this work with: Christian Lacks Lino Cardenas, Imène Sarah Henaoui, Bernard Mari, Nicolas Pottier

Affiliations Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR-7275, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, France, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

Elisabeth Courcot

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Christoph Roderburg

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Christelle Cauffiez

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Sébastien Aubert

Affiliations Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, U837, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, Equipe 5 “Mucines, Différentiation et Cancérogenèse Épithéliales”, Lille, France, Pôle de Pathologie, CHRU Lille, Lille, France, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Lille 2, Lille, France

Marie-Christine Copin

Affiliations Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, U837, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, Equipe 5 “Mucines, Différentiation et Cancérogenèse Épithéliales”, Lille, France, Pôle de Pathologie, CHRU Lille, Lille, France, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Lille 2, Lille, France

Benoit Wallaert

Affiliation Service de Pneumologie et Immunoallergologie, CHRU Lille, Lille, France

François Glowacki

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Edmone Dewaeles

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Jadranka Milosevic

Affiliation Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Julien Maurizio

Affiliations Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR-7275, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, France, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

John Tedrow

Affiliation Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Brice Marcet

Affiliations Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR-7275, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, France, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

Jean-Marc Lo-Guidice

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Naftali Kaminski

Affiliation Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Pascal Barbry

Affiliations Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR-7275, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, France, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

Tom Luedde

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Michael Perrais

Affiliations Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, U837, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, Equipe 5 “Mucines, Différentiation et Cancérogenèse Épithéliales”, Lille, France, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Lille 2, Lille, France

Bernard Mari

Contributed equally to this work with: Christian Lacks Lino Cardenas, Imène Sarah Henaoui, Bernard Mari, Nicolas Pottier

mari@unice.fr (B Mari) (BM); nico_pottier@yahoo.fr (N Pottier) (NP)

Affiliations Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR-7275, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, France, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

Nicolas Pottier

Contributed equally to this work with: Christian Lacks Lino Cardenas, Imène Sarah Henaoui, Bernard Mari, Nicolas Pottier

mari@unice.fr (B Mari) (BM); nico_pottier@yahoo.fr (N Pottier) (NP)

Affiliation EA4483, Faculté de Médecine de Lille, Pole Recherche, Lille, France

Competing Interests

N Kaminski has a patent application for use of microRNAs as therapeutic targets in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: N Pottier, B Mari, M Perrais, C Cauffiez, T Luedde, N Kaminski, C Roderburg. Performed the experiments: IS Henaoui, N Pottier, C Roderburg, S Aubert, E Courcot, J Milosevic, B Marcet, CL Lino Cardenas, F Glowacki, J-M Lo-Guidice, E Dewaeles. Analyzed the data: N Pottier, B Mari, P Barbry, N Kaminski, T Luedde, C Cauffiez, M Perrais, J Tedrow, J Milosevic, J Maurizio, M-C Copin. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: B Wallaert, M-C Copin. Wrote the paper: N Pottier, B Mari, P Barbry, N Kaminski.