Corresponding Author: Xiang-Dong Zhou

Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China

Retraction Statement

The article

“Ezrin/Exocyst Complex Regulates Mucin 5AC Secretion Induced by Neutrophil Elastase in Human Airway Epithelial Cells”
[Cell Physiol Biochem 2015;35:326-338. DOI: 10.1159/000369699]
by Qi Li, Na Li, Chun-Yi Liu, Rui Xu, Victor P. Kolosov, Juliy M. Perelman and Xiang-Dong Zhou

has been retracted by the current and former Publisher and the Editor.

Following publication, image duplication was identified between Figure 1C and 1D. When asked to comment, the corresponding author stated that the image in Figure 1D was incorrect. Duplication of bands within Figure 4A was also identified. The corresponding author stated that the original image for 4A Ezrin(S1) and &946;actin are lost. As the concerns about this figure raised can not be addressed or resolved, the reliability of the findings presented in the article can not be guaranteed and the article is being retracted.

The corresponding author agreed with this retraction on behalf of all authors.