[Retracted] Apogossypolone inhibits the proliferation of LNCaP cells in vitro and in vivo
- Xianqing Zhang
- Xingbin Hu
- Shijie Mu
- Yonghua Zhan
- Qunxing An
- Zhixin Liu
- Xiaofeng Huang
- Published online on: February 8, 2018 https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2018.8586
- Pages: 6927-6927
Copyright: © Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.
Mol Med Rep 10: [Related article:] 1184-1194, 2014; DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2014.2379
An interested reader drew to the attention of the Editorial Board of Molecular Medicine Reports that certain data in the above paper had already been published in a previous study featuring several of the same authors [Zhang XQ, Huang XF, Hu XB, Zhan YH, An QX, Yang SM, Xia AJ, Yi J, Chen R, Mu SJ and Wu DC: “Apogossypolone, a novel inhibitor of antiapoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins, induces autophagy of PC-3 and LNCaP prostate cancer cells in vitro”. Asian J Androl 12: 697–708, 2010]. Specifically, Figs. 2A and 5C were originally featured, either in their entirety or in part, as Figs 6C and 2G, respectively, in the Asian J Androl paper.
Following an internal investigation, the Editorial Board was able to confirm that these data were published previously in the Asian J Androl paper, and therefore it has been decided that the above-mentioned paper should be retracted on account of the incidences of data sharing. The authors have agreed to this decision, and we apologize to the readership of the Journal for any inconvenience caused.