Retraction Statement

The article

“Effects of Long Non-Coding RNA LINC00963 on Renal Interstitial Fibrosis and Oxidative Stress of Rats with Chronic Renal Failure via the Foxo Signaling Pathway”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:815-828; DOI: 10.1159/000488739]
by Wen Chen, Lei Zhang, Zhong-Qi Zhou, Yue-Qin Ren, Li-Na Sun, Yu-Lin Man, Zhong-Wei Ma and Zhi-Kui Wang

has been retracted by the current and former Publisher and the Editor.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 and the authors have not responded to our correspondence regarding this retraction despite multiple attempts of contact.