About the Authors

Simone Susser

Affiliation Medical Department 1, Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Eva Herrmann

Affiliation Institute of Biostatistics and Mathematical Modeling, Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Christian Lange

Affiliation Medical Department 1, Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Nabila Hamdi

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, German University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Tobias Müller

Affiliation Clinic for Gastroenterology, Section Hepatology, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Thomas Berg

Affiliation Clinic for Gastroenterology, Section Hepatology, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Dany Perner

Affiliation Medical Department 1, Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Stefan Zeuzem

Affiliation Medical Department 1, Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Christoph Sarrazin

sarrazin@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Affiliation Medical Department 1, Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS CS. Performed the experiments: SS DP. Analyzed the data: SS EH CS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CL NH TM TB SZ CS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SS CS.