Retraction of: The EMBO Journal (2005) 24: 3881–3894. DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600853 | Published online 27 October 2005
The above article from The EMBO Journal, published online on 27 October 2005, has been retracted by agreement between the authors and the journal Chief Editor and Head of Scientific Publications, EMBO, Bernd Pulverer. The authors' statement follows.
A number of image aberrations in this paper were brought to our attention. Following our own investigation and an institutional investigation by the University of Tokyo, we have concluded that the following issues necessitate retraction of the paper:
Fig 2A/C: Several panels have been cropped more tightly than indicated by the boxes and one panel contains an unmarked splice.
Fig 3A: Contains numerous panels with no visible signal.
Fig 5E: Several panels have been cropped more tightly than indicated by the boxes.
Fig 6B: contains numerous panels with no visible signal. The FLAG and Brg1 Distal panels are duplicated, and the left band in the nVDRE‐FLAG panel is inserted.
Since these facts have undermined the integrity of the presented findings, we wish to retract this paper and deeply regret that these misleading data were published and the resulting negative impact on the scientific community.
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