Retraction Note to: Diagnostic procedures for improving of the KIT (CD117) expressed allele burden for the liver metastases from uterus mast cell tumors: prognostic value of the metastatic pattern and tumor biology
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Retraction Note to: Tumor Biol (2015) 36:929–937
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief, the International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM) and the Publisher per the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines. The article shows evidence of irregularities in authorship during the submission process, there is strong reason to believe that the peer review process was compromised and the article contains patchwork plagiarism from a variety of sources.
The main sources are (amongst others):
Ehsan Hosseini, Behnam Pedram, Ali Mohammad BahramiEmail author, Mohammad Hossein Jaberi Moghaddam, Javad Javanbakht, Fatemeh Emami Ghomi, Najme Jaberi Moghaddam, Mobin Koohestani and Radmehr Shafiee, Cutaneous mast cell tumor (Mastocytoma): Cyto- histopathological and haematological investigations. Tumor Biol. 2014; 9:9 DOI: 10.1186/1746-1596-9-9
Catherine G. Lamm, Adam W. Stern, Amanda J. Smith, Emily J. Cooper, Steven W. Ullom, Gregory A. Campbell, Disseminated Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors with Epitheliotropism and Systemic Mastocytosis in a Domestic Cat, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2009; 21:5 710-715 DOI: 10.1177/104063870902100520
Tzu-Yin Lin, Alexander Hamberg, Rebecca Pentecost, Maxey Wellman, Paul Stromberg, Mast Cell Tumors in a Llama (Lama Glama), Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 2010; 22:5 808-811 DOI: 10.1177/104063871002200531
Mery Giantin, Marta Vascellari, Emanuela Maria Morello, Katia Capello, Antonella Vercelli, Anna Granato Rosa Maria Lopparelli, Chiara Nassuato, Antonio Carminato, Marina Martano, Franco Mutinelli, Mauro Dacasto, c-KIT messenger RNA and protein expression and mutations in canine cutaneous mast cell tumors correlations with post-surgical prognosis, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation January, 2012; 24:1 116-126 doi: 10.1177/1040638711425945
M. Giantin, L. Aresu, S. Benali, A. Aricò, E.M. Morello, M. Martano, M. Vascellari, M. Castagnaro, R.M. Lopparelli, V. Zancanella, A. Granato, F. Mutinelli, M. Dacasto, Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases, Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Canine Mast Cell Tumours, Journal of Comparative Pathology. 2012; 147:4 419–429 DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2012.01.011
In addition, figure 9 “Uterus: canine, mast cell tumor. Diffuse cytoplasmic KIT localization and cells expressing KIT are identified by blue labeling. The majority of neoplastic mast cells express KIT marker within the cytoplasm, often obscuring the nucleus. ×400 magnification” and figure 10 “Fine-needle aspirate smear of a uterus mass from the mast cell tumor of a dog. There are many large round cells with centrally placed round nuclei, clear cytoplasm, pleomorphism, and poorly differentiated mast cells” are duplicating:
13048_2014_105_MOESM9_ESM.png Authors’ original file for figure 9 (online resource)
13048_2014_105_MOESM10_ESM.png Authors’ original file for figure 10 (online resource)
Ali Mohammad Bahrami, Fariba Khaki, Shahram Zehtabian, Javad Cheraghi, Mehdi Rashnavadi, Mohammad Reza Hafezi Ahmadi, Mostafa Naderafif, Soheil Javaherypour, Siamak Mohsenzadeh, Ehsan Hosseini, Hamed Masoudi, Mehdi Pourzaer, Uterine mast cell tumor: a clinical and cytohistopathological study, Journal of Ovarian Research 2014; 7:105 DOI: 10.1186/s13048-014-0105-3 http://ovarianresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/ 10.1186/s13048-014-0105-3 (online resource)
As such the validity of the content of this article cannot be verified.