Retraction of: The EMBO Journal (2007) 26: 764–774. DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601548 | Published online 25 January 2007
The above article from The EMBO Journal, published online on 25 January 2007, has been retracted by agreement between the authors and the journal Chief Editor and Head of Scientific Publications, EMBO, Bernd Pulverer.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 2C: Spliced lanes, blank spots within blots, duplicated background.
Fig 5C: One panel lacks data.
Fig 5H: Multiple duplicated panels.
Fig 6C: Empty panels, bands more tightly cropped than indicated by the outlines.
The experiments and figure preparations were done in the nuclear signaling laboratory in the IMCB. 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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