Retracted: High Expression of PTGR1 Promotes NSCLC Cell Growth via Positive Regulation of Cyclin-Dependent Protein Kinase Complex
BioMed Research International has retracted the article titled “High Expression of PTGR1 Promotes NSCLC Cell Growth via Positive Regulation of Cyclin-Dependent Protein Kinase Complex” . A series of very similar articles on shRNA and cancer cell lines was identified by Byrne and Labbé , and the intertextual distance between this article and an article in the series  is lower than expected by chance. The following concerns were found:(i)The supposed nontargeting control shRNA sequence, 5 GCGGAGGGTTTGAAAGAATATCTCGAGATATTCTTTCAAACCCTCCGCTTTTTT-3, targets TPD52L2 (NM_199360). The same sequence was used as a nontargeting control in other articles identified by Byrne and Labbé.(ii)The article is very similar in methods and structure to two other studies that also use this incorrect sequence [4, 5].The authors did not respond to requests for comment.