About the Authors
Department of Surgery, School for Nutrition & Metabolism (NUTRIM), Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands
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.
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.