[Retracted] Suppression of endoplasmic reticulum stress‑induced invasion and migration of breast cancer cells through the downregulation of heparanase
Affiliations: Faculty of Pharmacy, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, Anhui 233000, P.R. China
- Published online on: August 5, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2021.5021
- Article Number: 188
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Int J Mol Med 31: [Related article:] 1234-1242, 2013; DOI: 10.3892/ijmm.2013.1292
Following the publication of this paper, an interested reader drew to the attention of the authors and the Editorial Office that a number of the data panels shown for the cell migration assays in Figs. 1, 3, 4 and 5 contained overlapping data, such that the indicated results purportedly representing different experiments were derived from the same original sources. Furthermore, it was noted that the same scratch-wound assay data had apparently been included in four of the panels shown in Fig. 5D that were intended to represent different experiments performed under different conditions.
After having investigated the matter internally, the Editor of International Journal of Molecular Medicine has decided that this paper should be retracted from the Journal on account of a lack of confidence in the presented data. The authors did not offer a satisfactory response to account for the various issues identified in these figures. The Editor apologizes to the readership for any inconvenience caused.