Concerns have been raised about the scientific validity of the article ‘Mitoneet mediates TNFα-induced necroptosis promoted by exposure to fructose and ethanol’ by Nataly Shulga and John G. Pastorino. J Cell Sci 2014 127: 896-907 (doi: 10.1242/jcs.140764).
Journal of Cell Science takes these matters very seriously for the sake of the scientific record. These concerns were relayed to the corresponding author, who responded with an explanation and original data. Following review of these data, we felt unable to resolve this matter, and have contacted the authors’ institution and requested that they conduct further investigation.
Journal of Cell Science is posting this Publisher's Note for information purposes only. It is solely intended to alert readers to the situation while the investigation takes place, and is not a statement regarding the validity of the data. We will provide additional information when it becomes available.
This course of action follows the advice set out by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), of which Journal of Cell Science is a member.
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