About the Authors

Samuel A. Curran

Affiliation Dental School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Ivana Hollan

Affiliation Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Lillehammer, Norway, and Feiring Heart Clinic, Feiring, Norway

Clett Erridge

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

David F. Lappin

Affiliation Dental School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Colin A. Murray

Affiliation Dental School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Gunnar Sturfelt

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Knut Mikkelsen

Affiliation Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Lillehammer, Norway

Oystein T. Førre

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway

Sven M. Almdahl

Affiliation Department of Surgery, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Magne K. Fagerhol

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Carl S. Goodyear

Contributed equally to this work with: Carl S. Goodyear, Marcello P. Riggio

Marcello.Riggio@glasgow.ac.uk (MPR); Carl.Goodyear@glasgow.ac.uk (CSG)

Affiliation Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Marcello P. Riggio

Contributed equally to this work with: Carl S. Goodyear, Marcello P. Riggio

Marcello.Riggio@glasgow.ac.uk (MPR); Carl.Goodyear@glasgow.ac.uk (CSG)

Affiliation Dental School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MPR CSG CE SAC DFL CAM. Performed the experiments: SAC CE. Analyzed the data: SAC MPR CSG CE DFL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CSG DFL MKF. Wrote the paper: SAC MPR CSG IH. Contributed clinical material: IH GS KM OTF SMA. Recruited patients: IH GS KM OTF SMA.