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Retraction Note: Hsa_circ_0001944 promotes the growth and metastasis in bladder cancer cells by acting as a competitive endogenous RNA for miR-548
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research volume 42, Article number: 32 (2023)
Retraction Note: J Exp Clin Cancer Res 39, 186 (2020)
The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article at the authors' request. After publication, concerns were raised regarding the published images. Specifically:
Fig. 4C appears to contain image overlap between different treatment groups and cell lines.
Fig. 4F appears to contain overlapping areas with two articles on unrelated circRNAs that were under consideration within a similar time frame [1, 2].
Figs. 6G and 7G appear to contain image overlap between different treatment groups and cell lines.
The authors have stated that the microscopy images in Fig. 4F were provided by a third party.
Due to the number of concerns with the images, the Editor-in-Chief and the authors no longer have confidence in the presented data.
All authors agree to this retraction.
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Jin, M., Lu, S., Wu, Y. et al. Retraction Note: Hsa_circ_0001944 promotes the growth and metastasis in bladder cancer cells by acting as a competitive endogenous RNA for miR-548. J Exp Clin Cancer Res 42, 32 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13046-023-02602-7