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Retraction Note: Alteration of astrocytes and Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the frontal cortex of autistic subjects

  • Fujiang Cao1, 4,
  • Ailan Yin1,
  • Guang Wen2,
  • Ashfaq M. Sheikh1,
  • Zujaja Tauqeer1,
  • Mazhar Malik1,
  • Amenah Nagori1,
  • Michael Schirripa1,
  • Frank Schirripa1,
  • George Merz3,
  • Shiqing Feng4,
  • W. Ted Brown3 and
  • Xiaohong Li1Email author
Journal of Neuroinflammation201613:106

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-016-0568-9

Received: 5 May 2016

Accepted: 5 May 2016

Published: 13 May 2016

The original article was published in Journal of Neuroinflammation 2012 9:223

The corresponding author Xiaohong Li is retracting this article [1]. Following a review of the original data, the results presented in Figures 5A and 5B which underpin the conclusions of this study were found to be unreliable because of possible technical artifacts in lanes 9–12 of the beta-catenin blot. BioMed Central has been advised by the authors’ institution that investigations by the Research Integrity Committee of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene Governance Committee and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene Board of Directors concluded that this article should be removed from the scientific literature. W Ted Brown, Ashfaq M Sheikh and Zujaja Tauqeer have agreed with this retraction. We have been unable to contact Fujiang Cao, Ailan Yin, Guang Wen, Mazhar Malik, Amenah Nagori, Michael Schirripa, Frank Schirripa, George Merz and Shiqing Feng.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Neurochemistry, NY State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
(2)
Department of Developmental Neurobiology, NY State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
(3)
Digital Microscopy, NY State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
(4)
Department of Orthopaedics, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical Universtiy

Reference

  1. Cao F, Yin A, Wen G, Sheikh AM, Tauqeer Z, Malik M, Nagori A, Schirripa M, Schirripa F, Merz G, Brown WT, Li X. Alteration of astrocytes and Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the frontal cortex of autistic subjects. J Neuroinflammation. 2012;9:223.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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© Cao et al. 2016

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