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Retraction Note: VEGF as a potential molecular target in periodontitis: a meta-analysis and microarray data validation

The Original Article was published on 22 May 2021

Retraction Note: Journal of Inflammation (2021) 18:18

The Editors-in-Chief have retracted this article after concerns were raised about the data reported. The two datasets used in this analysis, GSE10334 and GSE16134, were each generated from the same archive of healthy and diseased gingival tissues, and as such there is a significant sampling overlap between the two. Furthermore, both datasets contain multiple samples per patient. The analytical approach employed by the authors in this paper does not appear to account for these limitations. The Editors-in-Chief no longer have confidence in the reliability of the article’s results and conclusions.

The authors did not respond to correspondence from the publisher about this retraction.

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Correspondence to Yanfeng Li, Jiadong Fan or Guangquan Chai.

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Ren, B., Feng, Q., He, S. et al. Retraction Note: VEGF as a potential molecular target in periodontitis: a meta-analysis and microarray data validation. J Inflamm 21, 8 (2024).

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