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Neurofascin-155 IgM autoantibodies in patients with inflammatory neuropathies
  1. Kathrin Doppler1,
  2. Helena Stengel1,
  3. Luise Appeltshauser1,
  4. Julian Grosskreutz2,
  5. Judy King Man Ng3,
  6. Edgar Meinl3,
  7. Claudia Sommer1
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, University Hospital Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 11, 97080, Würzburg, Germany
  2. 2 Department of Neurology, University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany
  3. 3 Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kathrin Doppler, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 11, 97080, Würzburg, Germany; Doppler_K{at}ukw.de

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  • Contributors KD: study conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript. HS: performance of experiments, data collection and analysis, revision of the manuscript. LA: performance of experiments, data collection and analysis, revision of the manuscript. JG: data collection and analysis. JKMN: study conception. EM: study conception, interpretation of data, revision of the manuscript. CS: study conception and design, interpretation of data, revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The study was funded by a grant of Kedrion International GmbH (KD, CS) and the German KKNMS (Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose) (EM).

  • Competing interests KD received personal fees from Baxter/Baxalta and Grifols. EM received personal fees from Roche, Novartis and Genzyme and grants outside the submitted work from Novartis and Genzyme. CS received personal fees from Air Liquide, Alnylam, Astellas, Baxalta, CSL Behring, Genzyme, Grifols, Pfizer, UCB and Kedrion.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethic's committee of the University of Würzburg.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors KD: study conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript. HS: performance of experiments, data collection and analysis, revision of the manuscript. LA: performance of experiments, data collection and analysis, revision of the manuscript. JG: data collection and analysis. JKMN: study conception. EM: study conception, interpretation of data, revision of the manuscript. CS: study conception and design, interpretation of data, revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The study was funded by a grant of Kedrion International GmbH (KD, CS) and the German KKNMS (Kompetenznetz Multiple Sklerose) (EM).

  • Competing interests KD received personal fees from Baxter/Baxalta and Grifols. EM received personal fees from Roche, Novartis and Genzyme and grants outside the submitted work from Novartis and Genzyme. CS received personal fees from Air Liquide, Alnylam, Astellas, Baxalta, CSL Behring, Genzyme, Grifols, Pfizer, UCB and Kedrion.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethic's committee of the University of Würzburg.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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