RETRACTED: MicroRNA-19a and -19b regulate cervical carcinoma cell proliferation and invasion by targeting CUL5

Cancer Lett. 2012 Sep 28;322(2):148-58. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2012.02.038. Epub 2012 May 2.


This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. Upon investigation, it was discovered that 4 out of 8 images contain fabrication. Figures 6D, 6E, 8E and 7F have used the same microscopic image for different experimental settings. The Figure represented in 8E is the correct image placement. The scientific community takes a very strong view on this matter and apologies are offered to readers of the journal that this was not detected during the submission process.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • 3' Untranslated Regions
  • Base Sequence
  • Carcinoma / genetics*
  • Carcinoma / metabolism
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / genetics
  • Cullin Proteins / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Gene Silencing
  • HeLa Cells
  • Humans
  • MicroRNAs / genetics*
  • MicroRNAs / metabolism
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness / genetics
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / metabolism


  • 3' Untranslated Regions
  • CUL5 protein, human
  • Cullin Proteins
  • MIRN19 microRNA, human
  • MicroRNAs