Corresponding Author: Liru Liu

Department of Clinical Laboratory, Luoyang Central Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University, No. 288 Zhongzhou Road, Xigong District, Luoyang 471000 (China)

Retraction Statement

The article

“MiR-34a Promotes Apoptosis and Inhibits Autophagy by Targeting HMGB1 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;41:1981-1992. DOI: 10.1159/000475277]
by Liru Liu, Weihua Ren and Kuisheng Chen

has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor on behalf of the authors.

The corresponding author requested retraction of the article because the study did not have the necessary ethical approval. The corresponding author stated that Weihua Ren and Kuisheng Chen were listed as co-authors without their permission. Following publication, areas of similarity were noticed within Figures 2A, 3A and 3C. The corresponding author stated that the raw data has been lost and they cannot explain the concerns raised about the figures.