[Retracted] The correlation between microvessel pathological changes of the endplate and degeneration of the intervertebral disc in diabetic rats
Affiliations: Department of Orthopedics, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430060, P.R. China, Dongfeng General Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, Hubei 442008, P.R. China
- Published online on: August 21, 2020 https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2020.9129
- Article Number: 1
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Exp Ther Med 5:[Related article:] 711–717, 2013; DOI: 10.3892/etm.2012.868
Following the publication of the above paper, an interested reader drew to our attention apparent anomalies associated with Figs. 3 and 4. Essentially, overlapping data featured in 6 of the 12 panels in Figs. 3A-F and 4A-F appeared to have been derived from no more than two original images. Therefore, several data panels purportedly relating to different experiments were apparently drawn from the same original sources.
After having investigated this matter, the Editor of Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine has upheld the claims made by the interested reader, and a decision has been taken that this paper should be retracted from the Journal. All the authors agree to this retraction; furthermore, the authors regret any inconvenience caused to the readership of the Journal.