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Retraction Note: Astragalus saponins affect proliferation, invasion and apoptosis of gastric cancer BGC-823 cells

Diagnostic Pathology201712:67

Published: 7 September 2017

The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:179


This article has been retracted by the authors [1] because large portions of text have been duplicated from a number of previously published articles, including Tin et al., 2007 [2] and Auyeung et al., 2009 [3]. All authors agree with the retraction.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Hemato-tumor, The First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of TCM
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhengzhou University
Henan University of TCM


  1. Wang T, Xuan X, Li M, Gao P, Zheng Y, Zang W, Zhao G. Astragalus saponins affect proliferation, invasion and apoptosis of gastric cancer BGC-823 cells. Diagn Pathol. 2013;8:179.PubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
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