[Retracted] MicroRNA‑466 inhibits the aggressive behaviors of hepatocellular carcinoma by directly targeting metadherin
Affiliations: Department of Liver Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150086, P.R. China
- Published online on: June 27, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2022.8357
- Article Number: 145
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Oncol Rep 40: [Related article:] 3890–3898, 2018; DOI: 10.3892/or.2018.6763
Following the publication of this paper, it was drawn to the Editors' attention by a concerned reader that certain of the flow cytometric data shown in Figs. 2C, 4C and 5C, and the cell invasion assay data shown in Figs. 2D and E, 4D and E and 5D and E were strikingly similar to data appearing in different form in other articles by different authors. In addition, the authors independently contacted the Editorial Office to request that this paper be retracted owing to the fact that they had not obtained approval from the Ethics Committee of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University to use the tissue samples, even though they had written that this study was approved by the Ethics Committee, and written informed consent had been provided by all patients enrolled in the research.
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