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Retraction Note: High doses of garlic extract significantly attenuated the ratio of serum LDL to HDL level in rat-fed with hypercholesterolemia diet

  • Tahereh Ebrahimi1,
  • Behnoosh Behdad2,
  • Maryam Agha Abbasi3, 4,
  • Rahman Ghaffarzadegan Rabati5,
  • Amir Farshid Fayyaz6,
  • Vahid Behnod7 and
  • Ali Asgari8Email author
Diagnostic Pathology201611:119

Received: 17 October 2016

Accepted: 19 October 2016

Published: 2 November 2016

The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2015 10:74


The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have retracted this article [1] because the scientific integrity of the content cannot be guaranteed. An investigation by the Publisher found it to be one of a group of articles we have identified as showing evidence suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. This article showed evidence of plagiarism (most notably from the articles cited [24]) and authorship manipulation.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, Kurdistan Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University
Danesh Pathobiology Laboratory
Shahid Abbas Abdollahi, Molecular Biology Research Center of Shahid Mahallati Hospital
Department of Legal Medicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
Department of Infectious Diseases, AJA University of Medical Sciences


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