About the Authors

Ruxandra Schiotis
Department of Pharmacology, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy and SCBI- Rheumatology Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ruxandra Schiotis, Eduardo Collantes Estevez
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital “Reina Sofía”/IMIBIC, Córdoba, Spain

Nerea Bartolomé, Magdalena Szczypiorska, Antonio Martínez, Diego Tejedor, Marta Artieda
Department of R+D, Progenika Biopharma SA, Derio-Vizcaya, Spain

Alejandra Sánchez, Jesús Sanz, Juan Mulero
Department of Rheumatology, “Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda”, University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Eduardo Cuende
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital “Príncipe de Asturias”, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

Anca Buzoianu
Department of Pharmacology, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Corresponding Author

Elena.Schiotis@umfcluj.ro

Competing Interests

The authors declare the following interests: M.S., N.B., M.A., A.M. and D.T. are currently employees of Progenika Biopharma, SA. A.S. is supported by an unrestricted grant from Pfizer. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS AS JS ECE AB JM. Performed the experiments: NB MS AM DT MA. Analyzed the data: RS NB AS MS DT MA ECE JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AS ECE JM JS EC AB. Wrote the paper: RS AS NB ECE JM.