Expression of Concern

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

“Effects of Long Non-Coding RNA LINC00963 on Renal Interstitial Fibrosis and Oxidative Stress of Rats with Chronic Renal Failure via the Foxo Signaling Pathway”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:815-828;DOI: 10.1159/000488739]
by Wen Chen, Lei Zhang, Zhong-Qi Zhou, Yue-Qin Ren, Li-Na Sun, Yu-Lin Man, Zhong-Wei Ma and Zhi-Kui Wang.

After publication of this article, concerns were raised about the integrity of some of the data presented in the article. The authors were unresponsive to our correspondence within the given timeframe. The matter was raised to the research management officers at the corresponding author's institution who have confirmed the launch of an internal investigation into the concerns. Until the conclusion of this investigation, readers should interpret the data presented in the article with caution. Appropriate editorial action will be taken once the investigation is concluded.