Cell Physiol Biochem - The Possible Role of Β-Cell Senescence in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Published online 28 February 2023


The article ‘Kaiso (ZBTB33) Downregulation by Mirna-181a Inhibits Cell Proliferation, In- vasion, and the Epithelial–Mesenchymal Transition in Glioma Cells’ [Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;48:947–958. DOI: 10.1159/000491963] by Ligang Wang, Jichao Ma, Xiaoxiong Wang, Fei Peng, Xin Chen, Bingjie Zheng, Chunlei Wang, Zhibo Dai, Jing Ai and Shiguang Zhao has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor on behalf of the authors. After the publication of this article, the authors contacted the journal to request retraction of the article due to “the inadvertent mistaken use of certain panels in the figures in the paper”, which made the overall conclusion of the study unreliable. Concerns were separately raised regarding panels in Figure 2 and Figure 3 that were found to be present in articles by different authors published before this article.

When asked to comment on the above the authors stated that this matter was under inves- tigation. Given the severity of the concerns raised this article is being retracted.

The first author on behalf of all authors agrees with this retraction.