Retraction Note: Long non-coding RNA AGAP2-AS1, functioning as a competitive endogenous RNA, upregulates ANXA11 expression by sponging miR-16-5p and promotes proliferation and metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research volume 41, Article number: 317 (2022)
Retraction Note: J Exp Clin Cancer Res 38, 194 (2019)
The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding high similarity between the sh-Control Invasion image in Fig. 10C and the si-Control Invasion image in Fig. 5E in the authors' other article (, now retracted) published within a similar time frame. Further investigation by the Published has identified that the sh-Control Invasion image in Fig. 10C also appears to overlap with the HCCLM2-miR-16-5p EV image in Fig. S4B.
Additionally, the article appears highly similar to another article from an unrelated group (, now retracted).
The Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has confidence in the presented data.
None of the authors have responded to any correspondence from the publisher about this retraction notice.
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Liu, Z., Wang, Y., Wang, L. et al. Retraction Note: Long non-coding RNA AGAP2-AS1, functioning as a competitive endogenous RNA, upregulates ANXA11 expression by sponging miR-16-5p and promotes proliferation and metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 41, 317 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13046-022-02521-z