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Retraction Note to: Extranuclear ERα is associated with regression of T47D PKCα-overexpressing, tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer

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Molecular Cancer201716:121

  • Received: 11 July 2017
  • Accepted: 11 July 2017
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The original article was published in Molecular Cancer 2013 12:34

Retraction Note

This article [1] has been retracted by the authors after they discovered an error in the data. The authors recently performed Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis on all of their cell lines and discovered that the cell clone T47D:A18/PKCα is in fact MCF-7/PKCα. They have verified this using next generation sequencing of the p53 mutation that is a hallmark of T47D cells. All other cell lines reported in this article are as originally described. As a result of this error, parts of the article are inaccurate which affects the article’s conclusions. The authors will be given the opportunity to resubmit their corrected data.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 833 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Current address: Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA


  1. Perez White B, Molloy ME, Zhao H, Zhang Y, Tonetti DA. Extranuclear ERα is associated with regression of T47D PKCα-overexpressing. Mol Cancer. 2013 May 1;12:34.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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