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A research misconduct investigation at the University of Houston initiated by Dr. S. E. Dryer has determined that portions of this work have been falsified. Specifically, the STAT3 blots in Figs. 2D, 4A, and 5A were previously published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology (Abkhezr M and Dryer, SE, Mol Pharmacol 87: 231–239, February 2015) as Figs. 1, B and D, and were improperly used to represent results from a separate set of experiments.
The β-actin blots in Figs. 3, A and B, and 9B are duplicates, as are the β-actin blots in Figs. 4, A and B, and 5A, and were improperly used to represent results from a separate set of experiments.
Therefore, this article is being retracted by the American Physiological Society in agreement with the authors.
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