About the Authors
- Cornelia Thedieck, Claudia A. Müller, Gerd Klein
- Section for Transplantation Immunology and Immunohematology, Center for Medical Research, University Medical Clinic, Tübingen, Germany
- Hubert Kalbacher
- Medical and Natural Sciences Research Centre, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
- Markus Kuczyk
- Department of Urology, University Medical Clinic, Tübingen, Germany
- Gerhard A. Müller
- Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology, Georg-August-University Medical Center, Göttingen, Germany
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: GK CT MK CM. Performed the experiments: CT. Analyzed the data: GK CT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HK MK GM. Wrote the paper: GK CT. Other: Critically involved in the generation of the antisera: HK. Participated in the study design: MK. Participated in the patients' sample collection: MK. Contributed to the renal fibroblast cell lines and renal tissue samples: GM. Conceived some experiments: CM. Critically revised the manuscript: CM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GK. Designed the study: GK.