Expression of Concern

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

“Inhibition of CXCR4 by MicroRNA-1192 Reduces the Activation of Th17 Cells and Expression of Inflammation Factors in a Mouse Model of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;50:893-910;DOI: 10.1159/000494475]
by Jing Liu, Huai-Zhen Wang and Yong Sun.

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.