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Correction to: Metalloproteases meprin-ɑ (MEP1A) is a prognostic biomarker and promotes proliferation and invasion of colorectal cancer

The original article was published in BMC Cancer 2016 16:383

Fig. 3

MEP1A knock-down inhibits colorectal cancer cell migration and invasion. Scratch assays and matrigel invasion assays showed that MEP1A knock-down LoVo cells had less migration ability (a) and invasion ability (b) than control LoVo cells. The wound areas were measured 36 h post injury. The results represent mean ± SD of at least 12 wounds and were analyzed by the Student’s t-test (* p < 0.05)


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    Xiao W, Jian C, Jingtao W, Fudong Y, Senlin Z, Yu Z, Huamei T, Zhihai P. Metalloproteases meprin-ɑ(MEP1A) is a prognostic biomarker and promotes proliferation and invasion of colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer. 2016;16:383.

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After publication of the original article [1], the authors found that Figure 3 contained an incorrect version of Fig. 3a. This does not affect the results and conclusions of the article.

An updated version of Fig. 3 is included with this Correction.

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Correspondence to Zhihai Peng.

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