About the Authors

Christine M Costello, Nancy Mah, Robert Häsler, Philip Rosenstiel, Tim Lu, Jochen Hampe, Stefan Schreiber
Institute for Clinical Molecular Biology, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Georg H Waetzig
CONARIS Research Institute, Kiel, Germany

Andreas Hahn, Mario Albrecht, Thomas Lengauer
Department of Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics, Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany

Yesim Gurbuz, Günther Klöppel
Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Susanna Nikolaus
Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Ralph Lucius
Institute of Anatomy, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Holger Eickhoff, Hans Lehrach
Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Corresponding Author

s.schreiber@mucosa.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CMC, JH, and SS designed the study. SN and SS enrolled patients. HE and HL developed microarray methodologies. CMC, NM, PR, GHW, and RL carried out experiments/acquired data. PR, SN, YG, and GK acquired patient data. CMC, NM, RH, AH, TL, MA, and TL analyzed the data. CMC is the principle author of this manuscript, while NM, RH, PR, and SS contributed to writing the paper.