About the Authors

Gleb Makshakov

Current address: City Center of Multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diseases, Municipal Clinical Hospital No 31, Dinamo av., 3, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Affiliation Municipal Clinical Hospital No 31, City Center of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Diseases, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Vladimir Nazarov

Current address: First Pavlov State Saint-Petersburg Medical University, Center for Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Autoimmune diagnostics, L'va Tolstogo str. 6/8, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Affiliation First Pavlov State Saint-Petersburg Medical University, Center for Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Autoimmune diagnostics, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Olga Kochetova

Affiliation Municipal Clinical Hospital No 31, City Center of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Diseases, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Elena Surkova

Affiliation First Pavlov State Saint-Petersburg Medical University, Center for Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Autoimmune diagnostics, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Sergey Lapin

Affiliation First Pavlov State Saint-Petersburg Medical University, Center for Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Autoimmune diagnostics, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Evgeniy Evdoshenko

e.evdoshenko@gmail.com

Affiliation Municipal Clinical Hospital No 31, City Center of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Diseases, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

Competing Interests

Dr. Evgeniy Evdoshenko has recieved and dedicated to research support fees for board membership, consultancy or speaking, or grants, in the last 2 years from Biogen Idec, Sanofi-Avents, Genzyme, Pharmstandart, R- Pharm, Pharmsyntez, Genfa Medica, Takeda, Generium, Johnson & Johnson, Biogen and Sanofi. Other authors have no potential conflict of interests. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ES. Analyzed the data: GM VN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL. Wrote the paper: GM VN OK SL EE.