About the Authors

Julia Starmann, Maria Fälth, Holger Sültmann
Unit Cancer Genome Research, German Cancer Research Center and National Center for Tumor Diseases, Heidelberg, Germany

Maria Fälth
Cellzome/GlaxoSmithKline, Heidelberg, Germany

Walter Spindelböck, Katja-Lauren Lanz, Michael Trauner
Laboratory of Experimental and Molecular Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Carolin Lackner, Kurt Zatloukal
Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Michael Trauner
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH is a non commercial public funding agency organised as a non profit GmbH. It was neither involved in any decisions on the direction of the funded research nor in the study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the paper; and decision to submit for publication. Funding through Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS HS CL. Performed the experiments: JS CL. Analyzed the data: JS MF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS MF WS KLL CL KZ MT HS. Wrote the paper: JS CL MT HS.