[Retracted] Cathepsin B inhibition attenuates cardiac dysfunction and remodeling following myocardial infarction by inhibiting the NLRP3 pathway
- Aiguo Liu
- Xuan Gao
- Qingbin Zhang
- Lianqun Cui
- Published online on: September 20, 2017 https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2017.7551
- Pages: 7873-7873
Copyright: © Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
Mol Med Rep 8: [Related article:] 361-366, 2013; DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2013.1507
An interested reader drew to our attention the fact that Figs. 4 and 5 in the above-mentioned article had already been published as Figs. 4 and 5 in the following paper [Boyle AJ, Kelly DJ, Zhang Y, Cox AJ, Gow RM, Way K, Itescu S, Krum H and Gilbert RE: Inhibition of protein kinase C reduces left ventricular fibrosis and dysfunction following myocardial infarction. J Mol Cell Cardiol 39: 213–221, 2005].
Following an investigation, the Journal was able to confirm that this accusation of plagiarism is well-founded. On those grounds, the Editorial Board has decided to retract this paper. Every effort was made to contact the authors in this regard, but without success. The Editor deeply regrets any inconvenience that this retraction has caused to the readership of the Journal.