- Retraction Note
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Retraction Note: Gene expression profiles analysis identifies key genes for acute lung injury in patients with sepsis
Diagnostic Pathologyvolume 10, Article number: 51 (2015)
The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:176
The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article  because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine whether the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.
Guo Z, Zhao C, Wang Z. Gene expression profiles analysis identifies key genes for acute lung injury in patients with sepsis. Diagn Pathol. 2013;8:176.
Zhiqiang Guo and Chuncheng Zhao contributed equally to this work.
The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/s13000-014-0176-x.