Editorial Expression of Concern: to: Oncogene https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.onc.1204833, published online 09 October 2001

The Editors-in-Chief would like to alert the readers that Figs. 2 and 4A in this article [1] show the same western blot data for Akt. The authors have stated that the blot was mistakenly included in Fig. 4A, but the original raw data are no longer available due to the age of the article.

The authors have repeated this experiment and provided new data for validation, which show similar results. However, as the original data could not be retrieved, readers are advised to interpret these data with caution.

Kenneth C Anderson agrees to this Editorial Expression of Concern. Teru Hideshima has not responded to any correspondence from the editor or publisher about this Editorial Expression of Concern. The publisher has not been able to obtain current email addresses for Noriaki Nakamura and Dharminder Chauhan.