[Retracted] Anticancer and apoptotic activities of oleanolic acid are mediated through cell cycle arrest and disruption of mitochondrial membrane potential in HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells
Affiliations: Liver Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350005, P.R. China, Department of Gastroenterology, Taizhou Municipal Hospital, Taizhou, Zhejiang 318000, P.R. China
- Published online on: April 12, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2021.12079
- Article Number: 440
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Mol Med Rep 12: [Related article:] 5012-5018, 2015; DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2015.4033
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