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Journal of Ovarian Research

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Retraction Note: The effects of dexamethasone on the proliferation and apoptosis of human ovarian cancer cells induced by paclitaxel

  • Wenjing Hou1,
  • Jianhua Guan1,
  • Huan Lu1,
  • Qian Dong1,
  • Yuhong Han1 and
  • Rong Zhang1Email author
Journal of Ovarian Research20158:16

Received: 26 January 2015

Accepted: 27 February 2015

Published: 26 March 2015

The original article was published in Journal of Ovarian Research 2014 7:89


The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai Jiaotong University-Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital of Fengxian Branch, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China


  1. Hou W, Guan J, Lu H, Dong Q, Han Y, Zhang R. The effects of dexamethasone on the proliferation and apoptosis of human ovarian cancer cells induced by paclitaxel. J Ovarian Res. 2014;7:89.View ArticlePubMed CentralPubMedGoogle Scholar


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