Here’s the notice for “Effect of ST3GAL 4 and FUT 7 on sialyl Lewis X synthesis and multidrug resistance in human acute myeloid leukemia,” a paper initially published in June:
This article has been retracted at the request of the authors. It contained several inappropriate¬ly processed and incorrect Figures. On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author has taken full responsibility and apologizes to the readers of BBA Molecular Basis of Disease for submitting and publishing the erroneous article and any inconvenience caused.
An anonymous PubPeer commenter compiled the following criticism (click here or on the picture below for a larger image):
Concern about Figures 3, 5, and 7:
Several of the immunohistochemistry staining panels shown in Figures 3, 5, and 7 represent different experimental conditions, but appear to show overlapping areas and/or are very similar when flipped.
Here is a figure showing my concerns: http://i.imgur.com/ZTFVUxP.jpg
A second anonymous commenter responded:
There is must be some mistake, and the incident was under investigation now. Thank you for your concern.
We’ve reached out to the authors and editor and will update with whatever we learn.