Volume 122, issue 1 (2012) pp. 33–42

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/CS2008021.

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.

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