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Retraction Note: LncRNA PCAT6 regulates the progression of pituitary adenomas by regulating the miR-139-3p/BRD4 axis

The Original Article was published on 06 January 2021

Retraction Note: Cancer Cell International (2021) 21:14

The Editors-in-Chief have retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding high similarity between some of the data presented in this article and other publications. Specifically, Fig. 11a top right image appears highly similar to Fig. 3c top left image of [1, now retracted]. In addition, the ruler in Figs. 4a and 5a appears highly similar to that in Figs. 4a and 7a of [2, now retracted].

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

All authors agree to this retraction.


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Zhao, P., Cheng, J., Li, B. et al. Retraction Note: LncRNA PCAT6 regulates the progression of pituitary adenomas by regulating the miR-139-3p/BRD4 axis. Cancer Cell Int 24, 211 (2024).

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