[Corrigendum] Transforming growth factor‑β1 induces fibrosis in rat meningeal mesothelial cells via the p38 signaling pathway
Affiliations: Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450003, P.R. China, Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan 453100, P.R. China, College of Life Science and Technology, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan 453003, P.R. China
- Published online on: January 27, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2022.12621
- Article Number: 105
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Mol Med Rep 14: [Related article:] 1709-1713, 2016; DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2016.5411
Subsequently to the publication of this paper, while performing a careful re-examination of the scientific integrity of the data included in their publications, the authors have realized that they inadvertently used the incorrect western blotting images in Fig. 2B of this article, However, still having access to their original data, the authors were able to reassemble Fig. 2 correctly, and the corrected version of this figure is shown below.
Fibrosis induction in MMCs by TGF-β1 in vitro. MMCs were treated with TGF-β1 at various concentrations for 2 days. (A) Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was conducted to determine the induction of CTGF mRNA. (B) Western blotting was performed to examine the induction of CTGF protein (upper panel), and the levels of CTGF protein are expressed as a percentage of the level measured in control cells (lower panel). *P<0.05, **P<0.01 and ***P<0.001 vs. control. MMCs, meningeal mesothelial cells; TGF-β1, transforming growth factor-β1; CTGF, connective tissue growth factor; Ctl, control.
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