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Ninth Bulfone-Paus retraction notice appears, in Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Another retraction notice for a paper published by Silvia Bulfone-Paus and colleagues has appeared, this one for a 2005 paper in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

The retraction notice is brief but to the point:

The publisher hereby retracts this article due to evidence of data manipulation in Fig. 2C, 4B, and 9, a clear violation of ASM’s ethical standards.

The original paper, “Soluble Axl is generated by ADAM10-dependent cleavage and associates with Gas6 in mouse serum,” has been cited 32 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.

Bulfone-Paus’s institution, Research Centre Borstel, has said journals have accepted a total of 12 retractions. There are three more papers whose notices have yet to appear.

Hat tip: “Clare Francis

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Written by Ivan Oransky

February 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

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  1. Two more Bulfone-Paus retraction “watermarkings”.

    Natural Soluble Interleukin-15Rα Is Generated by Cleavage That Involves the Tumor Necrosis Factor-α-converting Enzyme (TACE/ADAM17) J. Biol. Chem. 2004 279: 40368-40375. First Published on June 23, 2004, doi:10.1074/jbc.M404125200

    http://www.jbc.org/content/279/39/40368.abstract?sid=e9461fab-7f01-45bd-a68b-acd7e53d3b88

    download .pdf file

    STAMPED through in RED: WITHDRAWN FEBRUARY 9, 2011

    Signaling through P2X7 Receptor in Human T Cells Involves p56 lck , MAP Kinases, and Transcription Factors AP-1 and NF-κB J. Biol. Chem. 2003 278: 1549-1560. First Published on November 6, 2002, doi:10.1074/jbc.M206383200

    http://www.jbc.org/content/278/3/1549.abstract?sid=e9461fab-7f01-45bd-a68b-acd7e53d3b88

    download .pdf file

    STAMPED through in RED: WITHDRAWN FEBRUARY 9, 2011

    This one which you already have down as retracted:

    Soluble Interleukin (IL)-15Rα Is Generated by Alternative Splicing or Proteolytic Cleavage and Forms Functional Complexes with IL-15 J. Biol. Chem. 2007 282: 13167-13179. First Published on February 27, 2007, doi:10.1074/jbc.M610036200

    http://www.jbc.org/content/282/18/13167.abstract?sid=e9461fab-7f01-45bd-a68b-acd7e53d3b88

    download .pdf file

    STAMPED through in RED: WITHDRAWN DECEMBER 30, 2010

    One more still to come.

    Transcriptional Regulation of Mouse Mast Cell Protease-2 by Interleukin-15 J. Biol. Chem. 2009 284: 32635-32641. First Published on October 1, 2009, doi:10.1074/jbc.M109.015446

    http://www.jbc.org/content/279/40/42192.abstract?sid=f504cb0e-9588-4e2b-bc3f-2c239710ab01

    clare francis

    March 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm


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