Mol Med Rep 2019 04 1;19(4):2969. Epub 2019 Feb 1.
Department of Laboratory and Oncology, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital, Yantai, Shandong 264000, P.R. China.
After the publication of the above article, the Editor of Molecular Medicine Reports received an accusation that this paper contained material taken from the PhD thesis of Dr Xiao Bai of the China Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, whose thesis entitled "Study on mutations of ECM1 in lipoid proteinosis" was published online in 2015. After having enquired with the authors regarding this allegation, the first author and the corresponding author, Dr Dong Gao, admitted that she had infringed the rights of Dr Bai, and that it was not appropriate that the following figures were published in the research article: Figs. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, which coincided with Figs. Read More