Corresponding Author: Qiu-Dong Liang

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University, No. 88, Jiankang Road, Weihui City, Xinxiang (China)

Retraction Statement

The article

“MiR-1246 Promotes LPS-Induced Inflammatory Injury in Chondrogenic Cells ATDC5 by Targeting HNF4γ”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;43:2010-2021. DOI: 10.1159/000484162]
by Da-Peng Wu, Jun-Lei Zhang, Jing-Yu Wang, Ming-Xing Cui, Jin-Ling Jia, Xiang-Hua Liu and Qiu-Dong Liang

has been retracted by the current and former Publishers and the Editor on behalf of the authors.

After the publication of this article, concerns were raised about the integrity of some of the data presented. The authors responded to our query and provided the raw data. This material was reviewed and found to reflect the data presented in the article.
Recently, the results of an investigation by the authors' institution were published, details can be found here:

Concurrently, the authors informed the journal that they commissioned a biotech company to complete some experiments. The authors state that the ATDC5 cells used by the company were contaminated and results can not be replicated. They also stated that statistical data for the apoptosis results were not correct. The authors requested retraction of the article as the conclusions of the article are considered to be invalid.