Retraction of: Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10087-6, published online 23 August 2017
The Editors have retracted this Article. Concerns were raised regarding a number of figures, specifically:
Figure 2: the background of some of the blots appear to be unexpectedly clean.
Figure 9A: the Core panels for TUDCA and PERK inhibitor appear to partially overlap.
The authors have stated they were no longer able to locate the original data. The Editors therefore no longer have confidence in the reliability of the data reported in the article.
Srikanta Dash does not agree with this retraction. Yucel Aydin, Milad Chedid, Srinivas Chava, Donkita Danielle Williams, Shuanghu Liu, Curt H. Hagedorn, Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, Krzysztof Reiss, Krzysztof Moroz, Hua Lu, Luis A. Balart have not responded to correspondence regarding this retraction.
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Aydin, Y., Chedid, M., Chava, S. et al. Retraction Note: Activation of PERK-Nrf2 oncogenic signaling promotes Mdm2-mediated Rb degradation in persistently infected HCV culture. Sci Rep 11, 17779 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97265-9