About the Authors

Gizem Turaç

Affiliations Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Embryology, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Center for Stem Cell and Gene Therapies Research and Practice, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Christopher J. Hindley

Affiliation Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Embryology, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Ria Thomas

Affiliations Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Embryology, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM), Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Jason A. Davis

Affiliation Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Embryology, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Michela Deleidi

Affiliation 4 Hertie, Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Thomas Gasser

Affiliation 4 Hertie, Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Erdal Karaöz

Affiliation Center for Stem Cell and Gene Therapies Research and Practice, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Jan Pruszak

* jan.pruszak@anat.uni-freiburg.de

Affiliations Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Embryology, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Center for Biological Signaling Studies (BIOSS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Competing Interests

Jan Pruszak regularly serves as an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. 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: GT EK JP. Performed the experiments: GT CJH RT MD JP. Analyzed the data: GT JAD JP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TG JAD MD JP. Wrote the manuscript: GT EK JP.