Retraction to: Oncogene, published online 09 May 2005

The authors have retracted this article because the authors noted that there were irregularities present in Figs. 1 and 5 within this article. In Fig. 1F it was noted that there are duplicated b-actin bands in the HMVEC and LNCAP lanes. In Fig. 5A the b-actin blot was found to be identical to the b-actin blot that is present in Fig. 2C from the following article [1]. David Bernard, Juan F. Martinez-Leal, Sian Rizzo, Dolores Martinez, David Hudson, Tapio Visakorpi, Amancio Carnero, David Beach and Jesus Gil agree to this retraction. Gordon Peters is deceased.