About the Authors

Kristof Van Avondt

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ruth Fritsch-Stork

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ronald H. W. M. Derksen

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Linde Meyaard

* E-mail: l.meyaard@umcutrecht.nl

Affiliation Department of Immunology, Laboratory of Translational Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KVA LM. Performed the experiments: KVA. Analyzed the data: KVA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RF-S RHWMD. Wrote the manuscript: KVA LM. Provided patient samples and data: RF-S RHWMD. Revised the manuscript: RF-S RHWMD. Coordinated the sample drawing and Institutional Review Board-related issues: RF-S. Provided suggestions and discussions throughout the study: RF-S. Supervised this study: LM..