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Expression of Concern to: Knockdown of ZFR suppresses cell proliferation and invasion of human pancreatic cancer

Biological Research201851:20

https://doi.org/10.1186/s40659-018-0171-x

  • Received: 13 June 2018
  • Accepted: 13 June 2018
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The original article was published in Biological Research 2016 49:26

Expression of Concern: Biol Res (2016) 49:26 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40659-016-0086-3

Concerns have been raised about this article [1] relating to the appropriateness of the use of the shRNA (5′-GCGGAGGGTTTGAAAGAATATCTCGAGATATTCTTTCAAACCCTCCGCTTTTTT-3′) as a non-targeting control and similarities in text and formatting with other published articles. This is currently under investigation and appropriate editorial action will be taken once the investigation is concluded. The authors did not respond to our correspondence regarding this expression of concern.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Health Management Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Third Military Medical University, No 30 Gaotanyan Street, Shapingba District, Chongqing, 400038, China
(2)
School of Laboratory Medicine, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, 610083, China
(3)
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chengdu Military General Hospital, Chengdu, 610083, China

Reference

  1. Zhao X, Chen M, Tan J. Knockdown of ZFR suppresses cell proliferation and invasion of human pancreatic cancer. Biol Res. 2016;49:26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40659-016-0086-3.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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