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Retraction Note: Therapeutic effect of nanoliposomal PCSK9 vaccine in a mouse model of atherosclerosis

The Original Article was published on 10 December 2019

Retraction Note: BMC Med 17, 223 (2019)

The Editor has retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding the images presented in Fig. 7. Specifically:

The left PHA image in Fig. 7a appears highly similar to the middle PHA image in Fig. 7b (rotated);

All the Medium images in Fig. 7a and b appear highly similar; the left and right images in Fig. 7b appear to be missing some features compared with the other images.

The authors have been able to provide the quantified data, but stated that the original images are no longer available. The Editor therefore no longer has confidence in the presented data.

None of the authors agrees to this retraction.

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Correspondence to Mahmoud Reza Jaafari or Amirhossein Sahebkar.

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Momtazi-Borojeni, A.A., Jaafari, M.R., Badiee, A. et al. Retraction Note: Therapeutic effect of nanoliposomal PCSK9 vaccine in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. BMC Med 21, 166 (2023).

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