“Thermal Preconditioning May Prevent Tendon Adhesion by Up-Regulating HSP72 in Rats”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;42:1623–1634. DOI: 10.1159/000479403]
by Yang Tan, Qin-Fen Wu, Qiang Wu, Xin-Ti Tan, Liao-Bin Chen and Xin Wang
has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor.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. Specifically, Figure 2B in this article was presented in another article without justification.
The authors did not respond to requests to comment on the concerns and provide the raw data within the given timeframe despite multiple attempts of contact. The matter has been raised to the corresponding author's institution who did not respond to our request for an investigation. Given the severity of the concerns raised this article is being retracted.
The authors have not responded to our correspondence regarding this retraction despite multiple attempts of contact.