Volume 120, issue 3 (2011) pp. 121–129

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:

Shyu, K.-G., Wang, B.-W. and Chang, H. (2009) Hyperbaric oxygen activates discoidin domain receptor 2 via tumour necrosis factor-α and the p38 MAPK pathway to increase vascular smooth muscle cell migration through matrix metalloproteinase 2. Clin. Sci. 116, 575–583, DOI:10.1042/CS20080215.

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., 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.