Retraction to: Cell Death and Disease, published online 9 July 2018

The authors have retracted this article because of concerns about the reliability of the data presented in Figure 4A and Figure 4B.

Anastasis Stephanou, Andreas Yiallouris, Ioannis Patrikios, Elizabeth O. Johnson, Konstantinos Dimas, Cristian De Ford' Natalia U. Fedosova, Wolfgang F. Graier, Kleitos Sokratous and Kyriakos Kyriakou agree with this retraction. Evangelia Sereti did not respond to correspondence from the Publisher about this retraction.