About the Authors

Ulla K. Seidel

Affiliation Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Janine Gronewold

Affiliation Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Michaela Volsek

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Olga Todica

Affiliation Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Andreas Kribben

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Heike Bruck

Affiliation Department of Nephrology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Dirk M. Hermann

dirk.hermann@uk-essen.de

Affiliation Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OT AK HB DMH. Performed the experiments: UKS JG OT MV HB. Analyzed the data: UKS JG DMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK DMH. Wrote the paper: UKS JG DMH.