About the Authors

Bernd Haditsch

Affiliation Institute of Physiology, Center of Physiological Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Harrachgasse 21, 8010, Graz, Austria

Andreas Roessler

Affiliation Institute of Physiology, Center of Physiological Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Harrachgasse 21, 8010, Graz, Austria

Peter Krisper

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 27, 8036, Graz, Austria

Herwig Frisch

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria

Helmut G. Hinghofer-Szalkay

Affiliation Institute of Physiology, Center of Physiological Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Harrachgasse 21, 8010, Graz, Austria

Nandu Goswami

nandu.goswami@medunigraz.at

Affiliation Institute of Physiology, Center of Physiological Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Harrachgasse 21, 8010, Graz, Austria

Competing Interests

Nandu Goswami is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to PLOS ONE Editorial policies and criteria.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BH AR PK HF. Performed the experiments: BH AR PK HF. Analyzed the data: BH AR PK HF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR HHS. Wrote the paper: NG BH AR PK HF HHS.