The Editor and Publisher have retracted the article entitled ‘Temporary loss of perivascular aquaporin-4 in white matter after the spinal cord ischemic injury of rats’ by Wang, Gu, Xu and Lv that was published last year . The images in Figure 1 were not original and have been published previously in two articles in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America [2,3]. Dr Wang and his colleagues agreed with this action and apologize to the authors and to our readers.
1. Wang Y-F, Gu Y-T, Xu W-B, Lv G. Temporary loss of perivascular aquaporin-4 in white matter after the spinal cord ischemic injury of rats. Neuroreport 2009; 20:145–149.
2. Neely JD, Amiry-Moghaddam M, Ottersen OP, Froehner SC, Agre P, Adams ME. Syntrophin-dependent expression and localization of Aquaporin-4 water channel protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001; 98:14108–14113.
3. Frydenlund DS, Bhardwaj A, Otsuka T, Mylonakou MN, Yasumura T, Davidson KGV, et al. Temporary loss of perivascular aquaporin-4 in neocortex after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2006; 103:13532–13536.