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Retraction Note: Gene expression profiles analysis identifies key genes for acute lung injury in patients with sepsis

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Diagnostic Pathology201510:51

  • Received: 3 March 2015
  • Accepted: 3 March 2015
  • Published:

The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:176


The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] 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.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Thoracic surgery, Putuo Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 164 Lan Xi Road, Putuo District, 200062 Shanghai, China


  1. 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.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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