About the Authors

Csilla Krausz

c.krausz@ dfc.unifi.it

Affiliations Unit of Sexual Medicine and Andrology, Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, Andrology Service, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain

Claudia Giachini

Affiliation Unit of Sexual Medicine and Andrology, Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Deborah Lo Giacco

Affiliations Andrology Service, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Fundació Puigvert, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Fabrice Daguin

Affiliation Unit of Sexual Medicine and Andrology, Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Chiara Chianese

Affiliation Unit of Sexual Medicine and Andrology, Molecular Genetic Laboratory, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Elisabet Ars

Affiliation Molecular Biology Laboratory, Fundació Puigvert, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Eduard Ruiz-Castane

Affiliation Andrology Service, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain

Gianni Forti

Affiliation Endocrinology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Elena Rossi

Affiliation Biology and Medical Genetics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CK ER. Performed the experiments: CG DLG FD CC. Analyzed the data: CK ER EA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EA ER-C GF. Wrote the paper: CK. Patient reclutement: ER-C GF CK.