The authors of a 2014 study on the biochemical changes that can encourage the progression of cancer have withdrawn the paper from the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
This manuscript has been withdrawn by the authors.
The paper, “The hydrophobic rich N- and C-terminal tails of beta-catenin facilitate nuclear import of beta-catenin,” studied how the accumulation of beta-catenin can accelerate cancer growth, and the amino acids that influence the process.
Three of the four authors on the study — Manisha Sharma, Cara Jamieson and Beric Henderson, at the University of Sydney, Australia — published another JBC paper on beta-catenin nuclear transport in 2012 that a commenter on PubPeer has raised questions about.
When asked about the withdrawal, editor-in-chief Martha Fedor said she couldn’t provide any information.
These articles were withdrawn by the authors, not retracted by the publisher. I’m not able to answer your questions because JBC editorial reviews are confidential. I suggest that you contact the authors for further information.
We’ve contacted corresponding author Sharma and we’ll update the story if we receive a response.
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