Expression of Concern

The former and current Publishers and the Editor are jointly issuing an Expression of Concern on the article entitled

“MiR-125b Inhibits LPS-Induced Inflammatory Injury via Targeting MIP-1α in Chondrogenic Cell ATDC5”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;45:2305-2316. DOI: 10.1159/000488178]
by Jinling Jia, Jingyu Wang, Junlei Zhang, Mingxing Cui, Xiaohui Sun, Qingjiang Li and Bin Zhao.

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 regarding the similarity of values obtained across different experiments. The authors have confirmed the data are genuine and the similarity is due to rounding. Review by a member of our Editorial Boards regarded this as an improbable explanation given the similarity of the values. The matter has been raised to the corresponding author's institution who has not responded to our correspondence. Readers should thus interpret the data presented in the article with caution. Appropriate editorial action will be taken once the investigation is concluded.