About the Authors

Verena Schlaphoff

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Sebastian Lunemann

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Pothakamuri Venkata Suneetha

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Jerzy Jaroszewicz

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Jan Grabowski

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Julia Dietz

Affiliation J. W. Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fabian Helfritz

Affiliation Department for Visceral Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Hueseyin Bektas

Affiliation Department for Visceral Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Christoph Sarrazin

Affiliation J. W. Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Michael Peter Manns

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Markus Cornberg

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Heiner Wedemeyer

wedemeyer.heiner@mh-hannover.de

Affiliation Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VS MC HW. Performed the experiments: VS SL PVS JJ JG. Analyzed the data: VS SL MC HW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JD FH HB CS. Wrote the paper: VS MPM MC HW.