About the Authors

Petra Leidinger

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Medical School, Saarland University, Building 60, 66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany

Andreas Keller

Affiliation Chair for Clinical Bioinformatics, Saarland University, Building E.2.1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Lisa Milchram

Affiliation Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Health & Environment Department, 1220 Wien, Austria

Christian Harz

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Medical School, Saarland University, Building 60, 66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany

Martin Hart

martin.hart@uks.eu

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Medical School, Saarland University, Building 60, 66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany

Angelika Werth

Affiliation Medical Practice of Urology, 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany

Hans-Peter Lenhof

Affiliation Center for Bioinformatics, Saarland University, Building E.1.1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Andreas Weinhäusel

Affiliation Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Health & Environment Department, 1220 Wien, Austria

Bastian Keck

Affiliation University Clinic of Urology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

Bernd Wullich

Affiliation University Clinic of Urology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

Nicole Ludwig

Contributed equally to this work with: Nicole Ludwig, Eckart Meese

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Medical School, Saarland University, Building 60, 66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany

Eckart Meese

Contributed equally to this work with: Nicole Ludwig, Eckart Meese

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Medical School, Saarland University, Building 60, 66421 Homburg/Saar, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PL BW NL EM BK. Performed the experiments: PL LM CH MH. Analyzed the data: AK A. Werth HPL A. Weinhäusel BW BK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AK HPL A. Werth BW BK. Wrote the paper: PL AK CH MH HPL NL EM.