This article (1) has been retracted at the request of the editors. Following an institutional review by Wayne State University (Detroit, MI), the primary affiliation for several of the authors, it was determined that the Bcl-xL and Mcl-1 bands in Fig. 2A were altered and was unable to verify that the original scanned images represent the experiments described in the article. As a result of these findings, the institution recommended retraction and, upon internal review, the editors agree with this recommendation.
A copy of this Retraction Notice was sent to the last known email addresses for six of the eight authors. Two authors (A.O. Kaseb and R.M. Mohammad) agreed to the retraction; four authors (S. Banerjee, Z. Wang, M. Mohammad, and F.H. Sarkar) did not respond; the two remaining authors (D. Kong and S. Padhye) could not be located.