Skip to main content

Retraction Note: HOXA7 plays a critical role in metastasis of liver cancer associated with activation of Snail

The Original Article was published on 06 September 2016

Retraction Note: Mol Cancer 15, 57 (2016)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12943-016-0540-4

The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article at the authors’ request. After publication, concerns were raised regarding multiple cases of H&E staining and western blot image overlap with other articles that were submitted and published within a close time frame [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8].

The authors have stated that the data were mislabelled and the images were misused. The authors and the Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer have confidence in the presented data.

Bo Tang has stated on behalf of all co-authors that they agree to this retraction.

References

  1. Qi L, Lu Z, Sun YH, Song HT, Xu WK. TRIM16 suppresses the progression of prostate tumors by inhibiting the snail signaling pathway. Int J Mol Med. 2016;38(6):1734–42. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2016.2774.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  2. Song L, Qiao G, Yu J, et al. Hsa_circ_0003998 promotes epithelial to mesenchymal transition of hepatocellular carcinoma by sponging mir-143-3p and PCBP1. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2020;39:114. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13046-020-01576-0.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  3. Yao J, Yao X, Tian T, Fu X, Wang W, Li S, Shi T, Suo A, Ruan Z, Guo H, Nan K, Huo X. ABCB5-ZEB1 Axis promotes Invasion and Metastasis in breast Cancer cells. Oncol Res. 2017;25(3):305–16. https://doi.org/10.3727/096504016X1473414955906.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  4. Huo X, Li S, Shi T, Suo A, Ruan Z, Guo H, Yao Y. Cullin3 promotes breast cancer cells metastasis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition by targeting BRMS1 for degradation. Oncotarget. 2015;6(39):41959–75. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.5999.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  5. Wang Y, Liu X, Zheng H, Wang Q, An L, Wei G. Suppression of CUL4A attenuates TGF-β1-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells. Int J Mol Med. 2017;40(4):1114–24. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2017.3118.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  6. Ji X, Jin S, Qu X, et al. Lysine-specific demethylase 5 C promotes hepatocellular carcinoma cell invasion through inhibition BMP7 expression. BMC Cancer. 2015;15:801. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-015-1798-4.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  7. Tang B, Qi G, Tang F, et al. Aberrant JMJD3 expression upregulates slug to promote Migration, Invasion, and stem cell–like Behaviors in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cancer Res. 2016;76(22):6520–32. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-3029.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. Tang B, Tang F, Wang Z, et al. Overexpression of CTNND1 in hepatocellular carcinoma promotes carcinous characters through activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2016;35:82. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13046-016-0344-9.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding authors

Correspondence to Xinjin Guo or Songqing He.

Additional information

Publisher’s Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

The online version of the original article can be found at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12943-016-0540-4.

Rights and permissions

Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data.

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Tang, B., Qi, G., Sun, X. et al. Retraction Note: HOXA7 plays a critical role in metastasis of liver cancer associated with activation of Snail. Mol Cancer 22, 153 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12943-023-01855-2

Download citation

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12943-023-01855-2