Retraction: Inhibition of microRNA-218 reduces HIF-1α by targeting on Robo1 in mice aortic endothelial cells under intermittent hypoxia

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Oncotarget. 2023; 14:516-516. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.28449

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Kai-Xiong Liu1,2,3, Qin Chen4, Gong-Ping Chen1,2,3, Jian-Chai Huang1,2,3, Jie-Feng Huang1,2,3, Xin-Ru He1,2,3, Ting Lin1,2,3 and Qi-Chang Lin1,2,3

1Department of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, China
2Laboratory of Respiratory Disease of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China
3Fujian Provincial Sleep-disordered Breathing Clinic Center, Fuzhou, China
4Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Colleges, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, China

Published: May 26, 2023

Copyright: © 2023 Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

This article has been retracted: Images in Figure 4A are duplicates of those that appear in Figure 3B-1 and 5B-2 of an earlier published paper [1]. In addition, there are multiple internal image duplications. The authors were also unable to replicate certain experimental results. In light of this, all authors have agreed to the retraction of this paper from Oncotarget.


1. Mao F, Zhang L, Cai MH, Guo H, Yuan HH. Leonurine hydrochloride induces apoptosis of H292 lung cancer cell by a mitochondriadependent pathway. Pharm Biol. 2015; 53:1684–90. https://doi.org/10.3109/13880209.2014.1001406. [PubMed]

Original article: Oncotarget. 2017; 8:104359–104366. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.22239

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