About the Authors

Madlen Loebel

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Maren Eckey

Affiliation JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Franziska Sotzny

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Elisabeth Hahn

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Sandra Bauer

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Patricia Grabowski

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Johannes Zerweck

Affiliation JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Pavlo Holenya

Affiliation JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Leif G. Hanitsch

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Kirsten Wittke

Affiliation Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany

Peter Borchmann

Affiliation Department I of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany and German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG), Cologne, Germany

Jens-Ulrich Rüffer

Affiliation German Fatigue Society e.V. (DFaG), Cologne, Germany

Falk Hiepe

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Klemens Ruprecht

Affiliation Department of Neurology and Clinical and Experimental Multiple Sclerosis Research Center, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Uta Behrends

Affiliations Children’s Hospital Schwabing, Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany, Department of Gene Vectors, Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU), Munich, Germany, German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany

Carola Meindl

Affiliations Children’s Hospital Schwabing, Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany, Department of Gene Vectors, Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU), Munich, Germany

Hans-Dieter Volk

Affiliations Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Ulf Reimer

Affiliation JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Carmen Scheibenbogen

carmen.scheibenbogen@charite.de

Affiliations Institute of Medical Immunology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Competing Interests

Maren Eckey, Johannes Zerweck, Pavlo Holenya and Ulf Reimer are employed by JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH. The commercial affiliation (JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH) does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: CS. Data curation: UR ML. Formal analysis: ML ME PG UR UB CS. Funding acquisition: UR CS. Investigation: ML ME EH SB PG JZ PH LGH KW CM FS. Methodology: ML ME EH SB PG JZ PH LGH KW CM UR CS. Project administration: UR CS. Resources: PB JUR FH KR HDV UB UR CS. Supervision: UR CS. Visualization: ML EH SB FS. Writing – original draft: ML CS. Writing – review & editing: ME UR LGH KW PG JZ PH UB KR FS.