Retraction Note: Hsa_circ_0005379 regulates malignant behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma through the EGFR pathway
BMC Cancer volume 23, Article number: 666 (2023)
Retraction Note: BMC Cancer 19, 400 (2019)
The Editor has retracted this article at the Corresponding Author's request. After publication, concerns were raised regarding highly similar images used in this and other articles, specifically:
In Fig. 2b, the circRNA overexpression group images appear highly similar to the Control group in Fig. 2d of (, now retracted);
Figs. 4c, 4d and 8f appear to contain overlapping panels with Figs. 4d, 4e, 7e and 7f of ;
In Fig. 5a, Mock SCC25 and CAL27 appear to contain an overlapping area.
In Fig. 5b, Mock SCC25 and CAL27 appear to original from the same sample, with rotation and minor modification.
The authors have stated that these images were misused. The Editor therefore no longer has confidence in the presented data.
Wen Su, Feng Wang, Yuehong Shen and Hongyu Yang agree to this retraction. Yufan Wang, Shuai Sun and Minghua Li have not responded to any correspondence from the editor or publisher about this retraction.
Su W, Sun S, Wang F, et al. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Circular RNA hsa_circ_0055538 regulates the malignant biological behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma through the p53/Bcl-2/caspase signaling pathway. J Transl Med. 2019;17:76. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-019-1830-6.
Su W, Tang J, Wang Y, Sun S, Shen Y, Yang H. Long non-coding RNA highly up-regulated in liver cancer promotes epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition process in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Cell Mol Med. 2019;23:2645–55. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcmm.14160.
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Su, W., Wang, Y., Wang, F. et al. Retraction Note: Hsa_circ_0005379 regulates malignant behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma through the EGFR pathway. BMC Cancer 23, 666 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-023-11178-6