[Retracted] MicroRNA‑655 suppresses cell proliferation and invasion in oral squamous cell carcinoma by directly targeting metadherin and regulating the PTEN/AKT pathway

Mol Med Rep. 2023 Jan;27(1):10. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2022.12897. Epub 2022 Nov 16.


Following the publication of this paper, it was drawn to the Editors' attention by a concerned reader that the data in the centre panel shown for the cell invasion assays in Fig. 2C were strikingly similar to data appearing in different form in other articles by different authors. Owing to the fact that the contentious data in the above article had already been published elsewhere prior to its submission to Molecular Medicine Reports, the Editor has decided that this paper should be retracted from the Journal. The authors were asked for an explanation to account for these concerns, but the Editorial Office did not receive a reply. The Editor apologizes to the readership for any inconvenience caused. [Molecular Medicine Reports 18: 3106‑3114, 2018; DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9292].

Keywords: invasion; metadherin; microRNA‑655; oral squamous cell carcinoma; phosphatase and tensin homolog/RAC‑α serine/threonine‑protein kinase pathway; proliferation.

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  • Retraction of Publication