Kuo-Gi Shyu, Bao-Wei Wang, Peilang Kuan, Hang Chang. RNA interference for discoidin domain receptor 2 attenuates neointimal formation in balloon injured rat carotid artery. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008;28:1447–1453. doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.108.165993.
It was brought to our attention that several of the figure panels in the above article, published in 2008 by Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, appear to contain possible instances of questionable manipulation. Specifically, the bottom control panel of Figure 2A has very similar parts to the bottom panel of DDR2 siRNA. Upon request, the institution, Taipei Medical University, conducted an investigation and found that the corresponding author, Dr Hang Chang, committed serious mistakes in manuscript preparation and raised ethical concerns. Therefore, in accordance with the AHA’s ethical policy, the editors, therefore, hereby retract the article.
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