About the Authors

Vijayaprakash Suppiah, Golo Ahlenstiel, Jacob George
Storr Liver Unit, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Vijayaprakash Suppiah, Kate S. O'Connor, Graeme J. Stewart, David R. Booth
Institute for Immunology and Allergy Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Silvana Gaudieri, Emma Hammond, David Dunn, Simon Mallal
Institute for Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

Nicola J. Armstrong
Cancer Research Program, Garvan Institute for Medical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Nicola J. Armstrong
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Thomas Berg, Tobias Müller
Medizinische Klinik m.S. Hepatologie und Gastroenterologie, Charité, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Thomas Berg, Tobias Müller
Department of Hepatology, Clinic for Gastroenterology and Rheumatology, University Clinic Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Martin Weltman
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Maria Lorena Abate, Antonina Smedile
Liver Physiopathology Lab, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy

Ulrich Spengler, Jacob Nattermann
Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Margaret Bassendine, David Sheridan
Liver Research Group, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Gregory J. Dore, Gail Matthews
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Gregory J. Dore, Gail Matthews
St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia

William L. Irving
NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Gastroenterology and the Liver, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Powell
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Woolloongabba

Elizabeth Powell
The University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia

Margaret Hellard
Burnet Institute, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stephen Riordan
Gastrointestinal and Liver Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Francesco Negro, Pierre-Yves Bochud
Divisions of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Clinical Pathology, University Hospitals Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

david_booth@wmi.usyd.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VS GS JG DB. Performed the experiments: VS SG EH DD DB. Analyzed the data: VS NA GA GS JG DB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VS SG NA KO TB MW MA US MB GD WI EP MH SR GM DS JN AS TM EH DD FN PB SM GA GS JG DB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: VS SG NA KO TB MW MA US MB GD WI EP MH SR GM DS JN AS TM EH DD FN PB SM GA GS JG DB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VS SG NA KO TB MW MA US MB GD WI EP MH SR GM DS JN AS TM EH DD FN PB SM GA GS JG DB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: VS SG NA KO TB MW MA US MB GD WI EP MH SR GM DS JN AS TM EH DD FN PB SM GA GS JG DB. Enrolled patients: US TB MW MA US MB GD WI EP MH SR GM DS JN AS TM GA JG. Statistical authors: NA VS DB. Obtained funding: JG GS DB.