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


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.