Retraction Note: Role of inhibitors of serine peptidases in protecting Leishmania donovani against the hydrolytic peptidases of sand fly midgut
Parasites & Vectors volume 16, Article number: 113 (2023)
Retraction : Parasites & Vectors (2017) 10:303 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2239-9
The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding western blot similarities in Figs. 5B (α-tubulin, between lanes 1–3 and 5–7) and 6C (α-tubulin, between lanes 1–3 and 4–6). Additional checks by the Publisher have found a number of unexpected breaks in the western blot backgrounds in Figs. 3C–F and 5B.
The Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has confidence in the presented data.
Sujata Kumari agrees to this retraction. Sudha Verma does not agree to this retraction. None of the other authors have responded to any correspondence from the editor or publisher about this retraction.
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Verma, S., Das, S., Mandal, A. et al. Retraction Note: Role of inhibitors of serine peptidases in protecting Leishmania donovani against the hydrolytic peptidases of sand fly midgut. Parasites Vectors 16, 113 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-023-05744-x