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Retraction: Molecular characterization of Legionella pneumophila-induced interleukin-8 expression in T cells

Reika Takamatsu1, Hiromitsu Teruya12, Eriko Takeshima12, Chie Ishikawa13, Kunihiro Matsumoto4, Naofumi Mukaida5, Jian-Dong Li6, Klaus Heuner7, Futoshi Higa2, Jiro Fujita2 and Naoki Mori1*

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Molecular Virology and Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan

2 Division of Control and Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, 207 Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan

3 Transdisciplinary Research Organization for Subtropics and Island Studies, University of the Ryukyus, 1 Senbaru, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan

4 Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan

5 Division of Molecular Bioregulation, Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-0934, Japan

6 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14642, USA

7 Project group 26 "Nosocomial Infections of the Elderly", Robert Koch-Institut, 20 Nordufer, Berlin 13353, Germany

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BMC Microbiology 2011, 11:127  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-127

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Received:27 January 2011
Accepted:2 June 2011
Published:2 June 2011

© 2011 Takamatsu et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Abstract

Article Retracted

Retraction

After lengthy investigation by the editors, the original article [1] has been retracted because of inappropriate duplication of images from previously published articles. The last author, Naoki Mori takes full responsibility and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

References

  1. Takamatsu R, Teruya H, Takeshima E, Ishikawa C, Matsumoto K, Mukaida N, Li J-D, Heuner K, Higa F, Fujita J, Mori N: Molecular characterization of Legionella pneumophila-induced interleukin-8 expression in T cells.

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