Retraction: Interferon gamma peptidomimetic targeted to interstitial myofibroblasts attenuates renal fibrosis after unilateral ureteral obstruction in mice

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Oncotarget. 2024; 15:35-35. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.28532

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Fariba Poosti1,5, Ruchi Bansal2, Saleh Yazdani2, Jai Prakash2, Leonie Beljaars3, Jacob van den Born4, Martin H. de Borst4, Harry van Goor1, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands1,* and Klaas Poelstra3,*

1Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, Division of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
2Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology, Division of Targeted Therapeutics, MIRA Institute, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
3Department of Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology and Targeting, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
4Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
5Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Rega Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium
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Published: January 24, 2024

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This article has been retracted: This article contains duplicated images found in a previously published paper. Specifically, images of a-SMA expression and fibronectin expression in Figures 3B and 4A were duplicated from Figures 5C and 6C in [1]. Therefore, with the agreement of all authors, Oncotarget has decided to retract this paper.


1. Poosti F, Bansal R, Yazdani S, Prakash J, Post E, Klok P, van den Born J, de Borst MH, van Goor H, Poelstra K, Hillebrands JL. Selective delivery of IFN-γ to renal interstitial myofibroblasts: a novel strategy for the treatment of renal fibrosis. FASEB J. 2015; 29:1029–42. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.14-258459. [PubMed]

Original article: Oncotarget. 2016; 7:54240–54252. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.11095

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