Volume 116, issue 7 (2009) pp. 575–583

Following an investigation of Professor Kou-Gi Shyu by the Academic Ethical Issue Committee of Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital and by Taipei Medical University, it has been recommended that this paper along with the following other papers be retracted:

Wang, B.-W., Chang, H. and Shyu, K.-G. (2009) Regulation of resistin by cyclic mechanical stretch in cultured rat vascular smooth muscle cells. Clin. Sci. 118, 221–230, DOI:10.1042/CS20090155.

Shyu, K.-G., Lien, L.-M., Wang, B.-W., Kuan, P. and Chang, H. (2011) Resistin contributes to neointimal formation via oxidative stress after vascular injury. Clin. Sci. 120, 121–129, DOI:10.1042/CS20100226.

Shyu, K.-G., Chen, S.-C., Wang, B.-W., Cheng, W.-P. and Hung, H.-F. (2012) Mechanism of the inhibitory effect of atorvastatin on leptin expression induced by angiotensin II in cultured human coronary artery smooth muscle cells. Clin. Sci. 122, 33–42, DOI:10.1042/CS20110114.

The corresponding authors of each of these papers are aware of and agree with the retraction.