[Retracted] Slit-miR-218-Robo axis regulates retinal neovascularization
- Yichun Kong
- Bei Sun
- Quanhong Han
- Shuang Han
- Yuchuan Wang
- Ying Chen
- Published online on: September 23, 2016 https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2016.2747
Copyright: © Kong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
Int J Mol Med 37: [Related article:] 1139–1145, 2016.
Following the publication of this article, it was brought to our attention that five of the Figures contained in this study were published entirely, or in part, in the following publication, on which several of us were co-authors: Han S, Kong YC, Sun B, Han QH, Chen Y and Wang YC: microRNA-218 inhibits oxygen-induced retinal neovascularization via reducing the expression of roundabout 1. Chin Med J (Engl) 129: 709–715, 2016.
While we had intended that these papers offered different research perspectives, we were reminded of the fact that, in submitting the article to International Journal of Molecular Medicine, the work described therein was required to be “original research that has not been published previously, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, in whole or in part”. Therefore, owing to the redundancy in the data between these publications, the above paper is to be retracted. All the authors have agreed to the retraction. We sincerely apologize for our misunderstanding, and deeply regret any inconvenience this mistake has caused.