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Retraction Note: Anti-cancer effects of grailsine-al-glycoside isolated from Rhizoma Sparganii

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:260

  • Received: 2 May 2017
  • Accepted: 2 May 2017
  • Published:

The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:82

This article [1] has been retracted by the Editor. Fig. 1, which was part of a doctoral dissertation by Jie Sun (Northwest University) and previously published [2], as well as Figs. 3, 4 and 5 from the same dissertation, were modified and reproduced in this article without permission. In addition, the authors informed the Editor that they are unable to reproduce key data presented in the article. The findings of this study are therefore unreliable. The Editor has been unable to confirm with Northwest University whether an institutional investigation has taken place. Both of the authors agree with this retraction.



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Authors’ Affiliations

College of Life Science, Northwest University, Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western, Xi’an, China
College of Pharmacy, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xi’an, China


  1. Zhang JW, Wei YH. Anti-cancer effects of grailsine-al-glycoside isolated from Rhizoma Sparganii. BMC complementary and alternative medicine. 2014;14(1):82.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Sun J, Wei YH. A new alkaloid-aluminum glycoside isolated from rhizoma sparganii (sparganium stoloniferum buch. Ham.). J Med Plants Res. 2011;14:3128–31.Google Scholar


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