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Retraction Note: Melatonin enhances TNF-α-mediated cervical cancer HeLa cells death via suppressing CaMKII/Parkin/mitophagy axis

The Original Article was published on 14 March 2019

Retraction Note: Cancer Cell Int (2019) 19:58

The Editors-in-Chief have retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding the data in several figures. Specifically:

  • Figure 2a has very unusual shapes for flow cytometry plots.

  • The mito-LC3 western blot in Fig. 4f appears highly similar to Fig. 3e CIII-core2 in [1], which was submitted and published within a similar time frame.

  • There appears to be a vertical break in the p62 western blot background in Fig. 4f.

The authors have stated that these experiments were outsourced to a third party, and the raw data are no longer available. The Editors-in-Chief therefore no longer have confidence in the presented data.

All authors agree to this retraction.


  1. Yao W, Zhu S, Li P, et al. Large tumor suppressor kinase 2 overexpression attenuates 5-FU-resistance in colorectal cancer via activating the JNK-MIEF1-mitochondrial division pathway. Cancer Cell Int. 2019;19:97.

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Zhao, Q., Wang, W. & Cui, J. Retraction Note: Melatonin enhances TNF-α-mediated cervical cancer HeLa cells death via suppressing CaMKII/Parkin/mitophagy axis. Cancer Cell Int 23, 78 (2023).

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