About the Authors

Milena Z. Adzemovic

Contributed equally to this work with: Milena Z. Adzemovic, Johan Öckinger

Johan.Ockinger@ki.se (JO); Milena.Zeitelhofer-Adzemovic@ki.se (MZA)

Affiliations Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Neuroimmunology, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Johan Öckinger

Contributed equally to this work with: Milena Z. Adzemovic, Johan Öckinger

Johan.Ockinger@ki.se (JO); Milena.Zeitelhofer-Adzemovic@ki.se (MZA)

Current address: Respiratory Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Manuel Zeitelhofer

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Sonja Hochmeister

Affiliations Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Neurology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Amennai Daniel Beyeen

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Atul Paulson

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Alan Gillett

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Melanie Thessen Hedreul

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ruxandra Covacu

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Hans Lassmann

Affiliation Department of Neuroimmunology, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Tomas Olsson

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Maja Jagodic

Affiliation Neuroimmunology Unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflicts: Milena Zeitelhofer-Adzemovic was partly funded by a research grant from Biogen Idec, Inc. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MZA JO MZ HL TO MJ. Performed the experiments: MZA JO MZ SH ADB AP AG MTH RC. Analyzed the data: MZA JO MZ MJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AG MTH. Wrote the paper: MZA JO MZ MJ.