Retraction Note: The large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel is essential for innate immunity

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Nature 427, 853–858 (2004)

The authors wish to retract this Letter after the report of an inability to reproduce their results1, later confirmed by another2. The studies the authors then conducted led to an internal investigation by University College London, please see the accompanying Supplementary Information for details. The retraction has not been signed by Jatinder Ahluwalia.

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    Femling, J. K. et al. The antibacterial activity of human neutrophils and eosinophils requires proton channels but not BK channels. J. Gen. Physiol. 127, 659–672 (2006)

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    Essin, K. et al. Large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel activity is absent in human and mouse neutrophils and is not required for innate immunity. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 293, C45–C54 (2007)

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Ahluwalia, J., Tinker, A., Clapp, L. et al. Retraction Note: The large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel is essential for innate immunity. Nature 468, 122 (2010) doi:10.1038/nature09562

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