About the Authors
- Liis Uusküla, Jaana Männik, Kristiina Rull, Maris Laan
- Human Molecular Genetics Group, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
- Jaana Männik
- Department of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
- Kristiina Rull, Pille Vaas, Pille Teesalu
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia
- Ave Minajeva
- Department of Pathology, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia
- Sulev Kõks
- Department of Physiology, Center of Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
- Jüri Reimand
- Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: ML LU JR KR JM. Performed the experiments: LU KR JM AM. Analyzed the data: JR SK LU JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ML JR. Wrote the paper: LU ML JR JM. Large-scle bioinformatic data analysis: JR. Recruitment of the study participants and collection of clinical information: PV PT KR. Collection and management of the biological samples of the study: PV PT KR ML JM. Interpretation of the study data: ML LU JM JR KR AM. Critical reading and commenting of the manuscript: KR AM SK PV. Approval of the final manuscript: LU JM KR AM SK PV PT JR ML.