"The article ‘Deferoxamine-Induced Migration and Odontoblast Differentiation via ROS-Dependent Autophagy in Dental Pulp Stem Cells' [Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 2017;43:2535–2547;DOI: 10.1159/000484506] by Xuan Wang, Tian Tian Wu, Long Jiang, Du Rong and Ya Qin Zhu has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor.
After the publication of this article, concerns were raised about the integrity of some of the data presented. Specifically, the representative image in Figure 1A 3 D DFO group partially overlaps with the representative image in Figure 4A for the DFO DFO+3-MA group. In Figure 3A, the representative image for the Control group partially overlaps with that of the DFO+ATG5shRNA group. The Western blot image for βactin in Figure 2C is reused in Figure 6B, though these figures depict the results of separate experiments.
The authors did not respond to requests to comment on the concerns and provide the raw data within the given timeframe despite multiple attempts of contact. The matter has been raised to the corresponding author's institution who did not respond to our request for an investigation. Given the severity of the concerns raised this article is being retracted.
The authors have not responded to our correspondence regarding this retraction despite multiple attempts of contact.