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Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2017 March; 21(2): 277.
Published online 2017 February 21. doi:  10.4196/kjpp.2017.21.2.277
PMCID: PMC5343063

Retraction notice to: Resveratrol attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced dysfunction of blood-brain barrier in endothelial cells via AMPK activation

Retraction notice to:

Korean J Physiol Pharmacol 2016;20(4):325-332

It was brought to the Editors-in-Chief's attention that there were significant similarities between this paper and previously published articles. Upon further investigation by Editorial team of Korean J Physiol Pharmacol, this paper might be liable for defamatory publication as substantial overlapped data were found with previously published articles [1,2]. Bo Liu, the corresponding author, has admitted that the authors asked an agency for writing and submitting the article to Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. Bo Liu has admitted this scientific misbehavior and apologized to the Editors and readership of Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. However, Min Hu, another corresponding author has not yet given any clarification.

In accordance with this Journal's policy, the entire article has been retracted at the request of the Editors. We apologize to all affected parties for the inconveniences caused.


1. Zhao Z, Hu J, Gao X, Liang H, Liu Z. Activation of AMPK attenuates lipopolysaccharide-impaired integrity and function of blood-brain barrier in human brain microvascular endothelial cells. Exp Mol Pathol. 2014;97(3):386–392. doi: 10.1016/j.yexmp.2014.09.006. [PubMed] [Cross Ref]
2. Yu HY, Cai YB, Liu Z. Activation of AMPK improves lipopolysaccharide-induced dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier in mice. Brain Inj. 2015;29(6):777–784. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1004746. [PubMed] [Cross Ref]

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