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Retraction: In Vitro antioxidant and anticancer activity of young Zingiber officinale against human breast carcinoma cell lines

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201212:206

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-206

Received: 1 November 2012

Accepted: 1 November 2012

Published: 2 November 2012

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The journal has retracted this article [1] because it contains large portions of text that were duplicated from articles previously published in The Journal of Medicinal Plants Research [2] and Molecules [3].


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Islamic University
Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Development Alternative


  1. Rahman S, Salehin F, Iqbal A: In vitro antioxidant and anticancer activity of young Zingiber offincinale against human breast carcinoma cell lines. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011, 11: 76-10.1186/1472-6882-11-76.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Ghasemzadeh A, Jaafar HZE: Antioxidant potential and anticancer activity of young ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) grown under different CO2 concentration. J Medicinal Plants Research. 2011, 5 (14): 3247-3255.Google Scholar
  3. Ghasemzadeh A, Jaafar HZE, Rahmat A: Elevated carbon dioxide increases contents of flavonoids and phenolic compounds, and antioxidant activities in Malaysian Young Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe.) Varieties. Molecules. 2010, 15: 7907-7922. 10.3390/molecules15117907.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Pre-publication history

    1. The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here:


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