Retraction Statement

The article

“Effects of the Long Non-Coding RNA HOST2 On the Proliferation, Migration, Invasion and Apoptosis of Human Osteosarcoma Cells” [Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;43:320-330; DOI: 10.1159/000480412]
by Wei Wang, Xiao Li, Fan-Bin Meng, Zhen-Xing Wang, Ren-Tao Zhao and Chun-Yang Yang

has been retracted by the current and former Publisher and the Editor.

After the 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 confirmed the launch of an internal investigation into the concerns. An Expression of Concern was published:

The research management officers informed the journal that their investigation found issues in the article and that the article should be retracted. The article is being retracted based on the stated findings of the institution.

The authors' institution did not respond to our request to provide more detail about the results of the investigation. The corresponding author, on behalf of all authors, agrees with the retraction.