Retraction Statement

The article

“Inhibition of microRNA-200a Upregulates the Expression of Striatal Dopamine Receptor D2 to Repress Apoptosis of Striatum via the cAMP/PKA Signaling Pathway in Rats with Parkinson's Disease”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;51:1600–1615; DOI: 10.1159/000495649]
by Dong-Mei Wu, Shan Wang, Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Yong-Jian Wang, Min Shen, Shao-Hua Fan, Juan Zhuang, Zi-Feng Zhang, Qun Shan, Meng-Qiu Li, Bin Hu, Chun-Hui Sun, Jun Lu and Yuan-Lin Zheng

has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor.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, elements of Figure 5 in this article were presented in other articles 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.
In response to the notice of the retraction of the article, authors Yong-Jian Wang, Shao-Hua Fan, Zi-Feng Zhang, Qun Shan, Meng-Qiu Li, Bin Hu and Yuan-Lin Zheng stated that they were listed as authors of this article without prior notice and knowledge. They state that the article was not approved by them before submission and publication and they did not participate in research work related to the article. The remaining co-authors have not responded to our correspondence regarding this retraction despite multiple attempts of contact.