The article ‘Sodium Butyrate Upregulates miR-203 Expression to Exert Anti-Proliferation Effect on Colorectal Cancer Cells’ [Cell Physiol Biochem 2016;39:1919-1929. DOI: 10.1159/000447889] by Ruirui Han, Qianqian Sun, Jianbo Wu, Pengyuan Zheng and Guoqiang Zhao has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor on behalf of the authors.
After the publication of this article, concerns were raised about the integrity of some of the data presented. Specifically, duplication of images was identified between Figure 3D in this article and Figure 2D in another article by the corresponding author (GZ) . Duplication was also identified between Figure 5 in this article and Figure 2D in another article by the corresponding author (GZ) .
When asked to comment on the above the corresponding author stated that they can not guarantee the authenticity of all these images and requested retraction of the article. As the concerns raised about the figures can not be addressed, the article has been retracted.
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