[Retracted] Oxidized‑low density lipoprotein accumulates cholesterol esters via the PKCα‑adipophilin‑ACAT1 pathway in RAW264.7 cells
Affiliations: Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Key Laboratory for Arteriosclerology of Hunan, University of South China, Hengyang, Hunan 421001, P.R. China, Department of Basic Nursing, Yiyang Medical College, Yiyang, Hunan 413000, P.R. China, Cyrus Tang Hematology Center (Research Partnership), Jiangsu Institute of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215400, P.R. China, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital, University of South China, Hengyang, Hunan 421001, P.R. China
- Published online on: February 20, 2023 https://doi.org/10.3892/mmr.2023.12965
- Article Number: 78
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Mol Med Rep 12: [Related article:] 3599–3606, 2015; DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2015.3864
Following the publication of the above paper, a concerned reader drew to the Editor's attention that the “con” and “ox-LDL” panels in Fig. 1E on p. 3602, and various data panels included in Figs. 3 and 5 on p. 3604, contained apparent anomalies, including what appeared to be matching patternings of cellular data either within the same figure panels or comparing among the data panels.
After having conducted an independent investigation in the Editorial Office, the Editor of Molecular Medicine Reports has determined that the above paper should be retracted from the Journal on account of a lack of confidence in the overall authenticity of the data. After having consulted the authors in this regard, they agreed with the decision to retract this paper. The Editor deeply regrets any inconvenience that has been caused to the readership of the Journal.