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Retraction: 5-aminosalicylic acid improves lipid profile in mice fed a high-fat cholesterol diet through its dual effects on intestinal PPARγ and PPARα

  • Zheng Wang,
  • Debby Koonen,
  • Marten Hofker,
  • Zhijun Bao,
  • the PLOS ONE Editors

Retraction: 5-aminosalicylic acid improves lipid profile in mice fed a high-fat cholesterol diet through its dual effects on intestinal PPARγ and PPARα

  • Zheng Wang, 
  • Debby Koonen, 
  • Marten Hofker, 
  • Zhijun Bao, 
  • the PLOS ONE Editors
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After publication of this work [1], PLOS ONE was notified of several concerns:

  • The second and third authors (DK, MH) were not aware of and did not approve this submission to PLOS ONE; MH passed away in 2016, before this manuscript was submitted to PLOS ONE. Incorrect email addresses for these authors were provided to the journal when the manuscript was submitted.
  • Questions were raised as to whether the corresponding author had appropriate permissions to publish the data, and whether author contributions had been accurately reported.
  • The research reported in Figs 1–3 and the qPCR data for PPARα and PPARγ were reported in a previously published article [2] that was not cited or discussed in [1].

In light of these concerns, the authors and PLOS ONE Editors retract this article [1].

ZW, DK, and ZB agreed with the retraction.

References

  1. 1. Wang Z, Koonen D, Hofker M, Bao Z (2018) 5-aminosalicylic acid improves lipid profile in mice fed a high-fat cholesterol diet through its dual effects on intestinal PPARγ and PPARα. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191485. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191485 pmid:29352300
  2. 2. Wang Z and Bao Z (2017) Effect of anti-gut inflammatory agent on insulin resistance and lipid profile of mice fed different diets. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 16(11): 2651–2658. (http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjpr.v16i11.12)