About the Authors

Robert A. Matthijsen, Joep P. M. Derikx, Dian Kuipers, Ronald M. van Dam, Cornelis H. C. Dejong, Wim A. Buurman
Department of Surgery, School for Nutrition & Metabolism (NUTRIM), Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Corresponding Author

w.buurman@ah.unimaas.nl

Competing Interests

W.A. Buurman is shareholder of the company Hycult Biotechnology (Hbt, Uden, the Netherlands) which provided the human MBL and I-FABP ELISAs. These ELISAs, as used, are commercially available worldwide.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RM JD DK RvD CD WB. Performed the experiments: RM JD DK RvD WB. Analyzed the data: RM JD DK RvD CD WB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RM JD DK CD WB. Wrote the paper: RM JD RvD CD.