About the Authors

Nazanin Kabgani

Contributed equally to this work with: Nazanin Kabgani, Tamara Grigoleit

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Tamara Grigoleit

Contributed equally to this work with: Nazanin Kabgani, Tamara Grigoleit

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Kevin Schulte

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Antonio Sechi

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Sibille Sauer-Lehnen

Affiliations Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Carmen Tag

Affiliations Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Peter Boor

Affiliation Institute of Pathology and Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Christoph Kuppe

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Gregor Warsow

Affiliations University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Sandra Schordan

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Jörg Mostertz

Affiliation Interfaculty Institute of Genetics, Department of Functional Genomics, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

Ravi Kumar Chilukoti

Affiliation Interfaculty Institute of Genetics, Department of Functional Genomics, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

Georg Homuth

Affiliation Interfaculty Institute of Genetics, Department of Functional Genomics, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

Nicole Endlich

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Frank Tacke

Affiliation Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Ralf Weiskirchen

Affiliation Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Georg Fuellen

Affiliations University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

Karlhans Endlich

Affiliation Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

Jürgen Floege

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Bart Smeets

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Marcus J. Moeller

mmoeller@ukaachen.de

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Aachen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NK KS PB CK KE JF BS MJM. Performed the experiments: NK TG KS SS CT GW SS JM RC GH NE FT RW. Analyzed the data: NK TG AS GF JF BS MJM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AS FT RW. Wrote the paper: MJM NK TG.