About the Authors

Kaja Eriksson

Tulay.Lindberg@ki.se (TYL); Kaja.Eriksson@ki.se (KE)

Affiliation Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden

Lena Nise

Affiliation Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden

Anna Kats

Affiliation Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden

Elin Luttropp

Affiliation Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden

Anca Irinel Catrina

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Johan Askling

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Leif Jansson

Affiliations Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden, Department of Periodontology at Eastmaninstitutet, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden

Lars Alfredsson

Affiliations Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden, Centre of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden

Lars Klareskog

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Karin Lundberg

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Tülay Yucel-Lindberg

Tulay.Lindberg@ki.se (TYL); Kaja.Eriksson@ki.se (KE)

Affiliation Department of Dental Medicine, Division of Periodontology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TYL LK LA AIC AK KL JA KE EL. Performed the experiments: KE LN AK EL LA LK KL TYL. Analyzed the data: LN TYL KE KL LA LK JA AIC LJ AK EL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LK LA TYL KL KE AK LN EL LJ. Wrote the paper: KE TYL KL LK AIC JA AK LA LN LJ EL.