The article ‘miR-224 is Critical for Celastrol-Induced Inhibition of Migration and Invasion of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells’ Cell Physiol Biochem Cell Physiol Biochem 2013;32:448-458. DOI: 10.1159/000354450] by Hangyu Li, Yan Li, Dan Liu, Hongzhi Sun, Fuquan Yang and Jingang Liu has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor.
Following publication, concerns were raised about image duplication within Figure 1, within Figure 7 and between Figure 1 and Figure 7. When asked to comment, the corresponding author stated that the data underlying these figures has been lost. As the concerns raised can not be addressed or resolved, the reliability of the findings presented in the article can not be guaranteed and the article is being retracted.
The authors did not respond to indicate their agreement or disagreement with the retraction within the timeframe specified.