About the Authors

Verena Schlaphoff, Sebastian Lunemann, Pothakamuri Venkata Suneetha, Jerzy Jaroszewicz, Jan Grabowski, Michael Peter Manns, Markus Cornberg, Heiner Wedemeyer
Department for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Julia Dietz, Christoph Sarrazin
J. W. Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fabian Helfritz, Hueseyin Bektas
Department for Visceral Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Corresponding Author

wedemeyer.heiner@mh-hannover.de

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.