About the Authors

Valérie Boivin-Jahns

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Visualization

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Würzburg, Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre (CHFC), University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Kerstin Uhland

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Visualization

Affiliation Procorde, Martinsried, Germany

Hans-Peter Holthoff

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Project administration, Supervision

Affiliation Procorde, Martinsried, Germany

Niklas Beyersdorf

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis

Affiliation Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Vladimir Kocoski

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis

Affiliation Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Thomas Kerkau

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation

Affiliation Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Götz Münch

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Procorde, Martinsried, Germany

Martin J. Lohse

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Würzburg, Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre (CHFC), University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Martin Ungerer

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Ungerer, Roland Jahns

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft

ungerer@procorde.com

‡ These authors are senior authors on this work.

Affiliation Procorde, Martinsried, Germany

Roland Jahns

Contributed equally to this work with: Martin Ungerer, Roland Jahns

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors are senior authors on this work.

Affiliations Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Würzburg, Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre (CHFC), University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, Interdisciplinary Bank of Biomaterials and Data Würzburg, Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre (CHFC), Würzburg, Germany

Competing Interests

We have the following interests: The University of Würzburg owns patents on COR-1 around the patent family PCT/EP 2008/006932 (WO 2009/027063 - “mutant double cyclized receptor peptides…”). All patents are fully owned by the University, and no licenses to any third party are currently being granted. Martin Ungerer is affiliated to Procorde. Procorde is a non-commercial research network. At the time of the study, Martin Ungerer was employed by Corimmun GmbH. There are no further patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter our adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.