Retraction Statement

The article

“Long Non-Coding RNA H19 Protects H9c2 Cells against Hypoxia-Induced Injury by Targeting MicroRNA-139”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;44:857-869. DOI: 10.1159/000485354]
by Li-Cheng Gong, Hai-Ming Xu, Gong-Liang Guo, Tao Zhang, Jing-Wei Shi and Hong Chang

has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor.

After the publication of this article, concerns were raised about the integrity of some of the data presented. The authors responded to our request for the raw data however additional concerns were identified in the raw data. The authors were unresponsive to follow-up correspondence within the given timeframe. The matter was raised to the corresponding author's institution who did not respond to our request for an investigation. Given the serious nature of the concerns raised, the article has been retracted by the current and former publishers. The authors have not responded to our correspondence regarding this retraction despite multiple attempts of contact.