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

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The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:76

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].


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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Correspondence to Shahedur Rahman.

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The online version of the original article can be found at 10.1186/1472-6882-11-76

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