About the Authors

Nina Cramer, Lutz Wiehlmann, Stephanie Tamm, Burkhard Tümmler
Clinical Research Group, Clinic for Pediatric Pneumology, Allergology and Neonatology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany

Oana Ciofu, Niels Høiby
Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Burkhard Tümmler
Biomedical Research in Endstage and Obstructive Lung Disease Hannover (BREATH), Member of the German Center for Lung Research, Hanover, Germany

Corresponding Author

tuemmler.burkhard@mh-hannover.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NC LW NH BT. Performed the experiments: NC LW ST. Analyzed the data: NC LW OC BT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LW OC NH BT. Wrote the paper: NC BT.