cAbl Tyrosine Kinase Mediates Reactive Oxygen Species- and Caveolin-Dependent AT1 Receptor Signaling in Vascular Smooth Muscle: Role in Vascular Hypertrophy: Retraction
The Emory University Office of Research Compliance has requested that the following article be retracted from publication in Circulation Research:
Ushio-Fukai M, Zuo L, Ikeda S, Tojo T, Patrushev NA, Alexander RW. cAbl Tyrosine Kinase Mediates Reactive Oxygen Specie and Caveolin-Dependent AT1 Receptor Signaling in Vascular Smooth Muscle: Role in Vascular Hypertrophy. Circ Res. 2005;97:829–836.
The Emory University Investigation Committee conducted an institutional investigation of fraudulent data published in Ushio-Fukai et al. Circ Res 2005;97:829–836. Emory University Office of Research Compliance reported that Dr. Lian Zuo admitted to the Emory University Investigation Committee to falsifying Figures 2A top panel, 3C top panel, 3C bottom panel, 4A top panel, 5B top panel right, 5B bottom panel left, and 5B bottom panel right. The Emory Investigation Committee reported it found evidence to conclude that the following figures were also falsified by Dr. Lian Zuo: 1A top and lower panels, 3A top panel, 3A second panel, 3A bottom panel, 3B bottom panel, 4C bottom panel, and 6A top and bottom panels. The Emory University Investigation Committee also reported it found Figures 2A bottom panel, 2B bottom panel, 3B top panel, 4B bottom panel, 4D bottom panel, 5A middle panel, and 6B bottom panel to be falsified, but the Committee was unable to determine who was responsible for the falsification.
The Office of Research Integrity has been involved with the Emory University Investigation Committee and has been made aware of the Committee’s findings.
Ushio-Fukai M, Zuo L, Ikeda S, Tojo T, Patrushev NA, Alexander RW. cAbl tyrosine kinase mediates reactive oxygen species- and caveolin-dependent AT1 receptor signaling in vascular smooth muscle: role in vascular hypertrophy. Circ Res. 2005;97:829–836.