Retraction Statement

The article

“MiR-146a Aggravates LPS-Induced Inflammatory Injury by Targeting CXCR4 in the Articular Chondrocytes”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;44:1282-1294. DOI: 10.1159/000485488]
by Taitao Sun, Xianjun Li, Hua Song, Fei Gao, Guannan Zhou, Xiaoyan Li, Zhentong Chen and Lei Chen

has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor.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. When contacted, the authors requested the retraction of this article without responding to the concerns raised. The authors have not responded to our requests to elaborate on the reason for requesting the retraction of the article despite multiple attempts of contact. The matter was raised to the corresponding author's institution who did not respond to our request for an investigation. Given the concerns raised and the author‘s request for retraction, this article is being retracted. The authors have not responded to our correspondence regarding this retraction despite multiple attempts of contact.