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Retraction Note: Small interfering RNA targeted to stem-loop II of the 5′ untranslated region effectively inhibits expression of six HCV genotypes
Virology Journal volume 18, Article number: 155 (2021)
Retraction Note: Virology Journal 2006, 3:100 https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-422X-3-100
The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article. Concerns were raised regarding a number of figures, specifically:
Figure 4: the pCVH77C/+siRNA74 panel appears to overlap with the pCVJ4L6S/+siRNA74 panel
Figure 4: the pCVH77C/Full-length HCV panel appears to be identical with the pM.O.9.6.-T7/+EBNA1 panel
Figure 6: the bottom center and bottom right panels appear to be identical
The article also shows significant overlap with a previously published article . The Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has full confidence in the reliability of some data reported in the article.
Robert F. Garry and Srikanta Dash agree to this retraction. The editor was not able to obtain a current email address for Ramesh Prabhu.
Prabhu R, Vittal P, Yin Q, Flemington E, Garry R, Robichaux WH, Dash S. Small interfering RNA effectively inhibits protein expression and negative strand RNA synthesis from a full-length hepatitis C virus clone. J Med Virol. 2005;76:511–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.20391.
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Prabhu, R., Garry, R.F. & Dash, S. Retraction Note: Small interfering RNA targeted to stem-loop II of the 5′ untranslated region effectively inhibits expression of six HCV genotypes. Virol J 18, 155 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-021-01623-y