About the Authors

Iva Subhanova

iva.subhanova@seznam.cz

Affiliation Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Lucie Muchova

Affiliation Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Martin Lenicek

Affiliation Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Hendrik J. Vreman

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Ondrej Luksan

Affiliation Centre of Experimental Medicine, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Kristyna Kubickova

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Miluse Kreidlova

Affiliation Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Tomas Zima

Affiliation Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Libor Vitek

Contributed equally to this work with: Libor Vitek, Petr Urbanek

Affiliations Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, General University Hospital and 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, 4th Department of Internal Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Petr Urbanek

Contributed equally to this work with: Libor Vitek, Petr Urbanek

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Clinical data collection: KK PU. Revised the manuscript for important intellectual content: LM ML HJV TZ PU. Conceived and designed the experiments: IS LM ML TZ LV PU. Performed the experiments: IS OL MK. Analyzed the data: IS ML LV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PU HJV. Wrote the paper: IS LV.