About the Authors

Mei Ling Lim

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Brandon Nick Sern Ooi

Affiliation School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

Philipp Jungebluth

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Sebastian Sjöqvist

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Isabell Hultman

Affiliation Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Greg Lemon

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ylva Gustafsson

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Jurate Asmundsson

Affiliation Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Silvia Baiguera

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Iyadh Douagi

Affiliation Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Irina Gilevich

Affiliation International Scientific-Research Clinical and Educational Center of Regenerative Medicine, Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation

Alina Popova

Affiliation International Scientific-Research Clinical and Educational Center of Regenerative Medicine, Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, Russian Federation

Johannes Cornelius Haag

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Antonio Beltrán Rodríguez

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Jianri Lim

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Agne Liedén

Affiliations Department of Clinical Genetics, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery and Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Magnus Nordenskjöld

Affiliations Department of Clinical Genetics, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery and Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Evren Alici

Affiliation Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Duncan Baker

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Christian Unger

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Tom Luedde

Affiliation Department of Medicine III, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany

Ivan Vassiliev

Affiliation Robinson Institute, Center for Stem Cell Research, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Jose Inzunza

Affiliation Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden

Lars Ährlund-Richter

Affiliation Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Paolo Macchiarini

paolo.macchiarini@ki.se

Affiliation Advanced Center for Translational Regenerative Medicine, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Ear, Nose, Throat, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MLL PJ SB TL IV LAR PM. Performed the experiments: MLL PJ SS IH SB ID IG AP JCH AL MN DB JI. Analyzed the data: MLL BNSO PJ SS IH GL JA ID ABR JL AL MN DB JI LAR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BNSO GL YG EA DB CU. Wrote the paper: MLL BNSO PJ LAR PM.