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Retraction Note: Circular RNA ITCH suppressed prostate cancer progression by increasing HOXB13 expression via spongy miR-17-5p

The Original Article was published on 03 December 2019

Retraction Note: Cancer Cell International (2019) 19:328

The Editors have retracted this article at the corresponding author’s request. After the publication of the article, image overlap concerns were raised. The corresponding author stated a third-party biological company was handling the data of this article. The authors did not store the data properly and they are unable to get the data from third-party now.

The Editors therefore have no longer confidence in the data presented in the article.

Image Concerns:

  • Image overlap between Fig. 3C (DU145, NC) and Fig. 3C, KHYG-1 (LMPI + DMSO) of [1].

  • Image overlap between Fig. 6C (LNCaP, CircITCH + miR-17-5p) and Fig. 6C (Hep3B, 2) of [2].

  • Image overlap between Fig. 2D (DU145, NC, and circITCH) and Fig. 9B (last two images on the right side) of [3].

The corresponding author, Rong Wang has stated that all authors agree to this retraction.


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Wang, X., Wang, R., Wu, Z. et al. Retraction Note: Circular RNA ITCH suppressed prostate cancer progression by increasing HOXB13 expression via spongy miR-17-5p. Cancer Cell Int 24, 155 (2024).

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