Cancer researcher facing criminal inquiry up to six retractions
Alfredo Fusco, who is under criminal investigation in Italy for scientific fraud, has had two more papers retracted.
Both are in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC). Here are the two studies:
- “Homeodomain-interacting protein kinase-2 stabilizes p27kip1 by its phosphorylation at serine 10 and contributes to cell motility,” a 2011 paper cited three times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.
- “Interaction between HMGA1 and retinoblastoma protein is required for adipocyte differentiation,” a 2009 paper cited 10 times.
Neither retraction provides any real information, as is unfortunately still common at the JBC:
This article has been retracted by the publisher.