Open Access Retraction

Retraction: Aurora kinase-C-T191D is constitutively active mutant

Jabbar Khan12, Sanaullah Khan3*, Sobia Attaullah4, Ijaz Ali5 and Shahid N Khan3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biological Sciences, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

2 Institute of Genetics and Development, University of Rennes1, Rennes1, France

3 Department of Zoology, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan

4 Department of Zoology, Islamia College Peshawar (A Public Sector University), University Campus, Jamrod Road, Peshawar, Khyber, Pakhtunkhwa, 25120, Pakistan

5 Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of agriculture Peshawar, Khyber, Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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BMC Cell Biology 2012, 13:17  doi:10.1186/1471-2121-13-17

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Received:28 May 2012
Accepted:26 June 2012
Published:26 June 2012

© 2012 Khan et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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The editors regretfully retract the article [1] by Jabbar Khan, Sanaullah Khan, Sobia Attaullah, Ijaz Ali, and Shahid Khan (BMC Cell Biology 2012, 13:8) due to significant overlap with previously published article “Overexpression of Active Aurora-C Kinase Results in Cell Transformation and Tumour Formation” by Jabbar Khan, Frédéric Ezan, Jean-Yves Crémet, Alain Fautre, David Gilot, Marine Lambert, Christelle Benaud, Marie-Bérengère Troadec, and Claude Prigent (PLoS ONE 6(10): e26512. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026512). We apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.


  1. Jabbar Khan, Sanaullah Khan, Sobia Attaullah, Ijaz Ali, Shahid NIAZ Khan: Aurora kinase-C-T191D is constitutively active mutant.

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