About the Authors

Saskia Letz

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Medicine I, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

Christine Haag

Affiliation Endocrine Practice, Heidelberg, Germany

Egbert Schulze

Affiliation Endocrine Practice, Heidelberg, Germany

Karin Frank-Raue

Affiliation Endocrine Practice, Heidelberg, Germany

Friedhelm Raue

Affiliation Endocrine Practice, Heidelberg, Germany

Benjamin Hofner

Affiliation Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Bernhard Mayr

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Medicine I, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

Christof Schöfl

christof.schoefl@uk-erlangen.de

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Medicine I, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL BM CS. Performed the experiments: SL. Analyzed the data: SL BH BM CS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CH ES KFR FR. Wrote the paper: SL BH BM CS. Contributed human genetic and clinical data: CH ES KFR FR.