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RETRACTED ARTICLE: SARS-CoV-2 infects T lymphocytes through its spike protein-mediated membrane fusion

This article was retracted on 10 July 2020

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The authors have retracted this article [1]. After the publication of this article, it came to the authors attention that in order to support the conclusions of the study, the authors should have used primary T cells instead of T cell lines. Additionally, there are concerns that the flow cytometry methodology applied here was flawed. These points resulted in the conclusions being considered invalid.

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[1] Wang, X., Xu, W., Hu, G. et al. SARS-CoV-2 infects T lymphocytes through its spike protein-mediated membrane fusion. Cell Mol Immunol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41423-020-0424-9

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The authors have retracted this article. After the publication of this article, it came to the authors attention that in order to support the conclusions of the study, the authors should have used primary T cells instead of T cell lines. Additionally, there are concerns that the flow cytometry methodology applied here was flawed. These points resulted in the conclusions being considered invalid. All authors agree with this retraction.

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Wang, X., Xu, W., Hu, G. et al. RETRACTED ARTICLE: SARS-CoV-2 infects T lymphocytes through its spike protein-mediated membrane fusion. Cell Mol Immunol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41423-020-0424-9

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