Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB-TR152/P22)
Medical Faculty Saarland University (HOMFOR17-19)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-12-01
Received: 21 October 2019
Accepted: 9 December 2019
First Online: 18 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: No active blood sampling and patient contact was necessary for this study. All aliquots derived from an archive of blood samples (years 2005–2012) from the Department of Transplant and Infection Immunology inventorized under the approval of the local ethics committee. In order to establish PCR settings, volunteering donors of buccal cells approved the collection und use thereof by written informed consent. All samples were strictly anonymized following standards set by the Declaration of Helsinki on the use of human tissue samples.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.