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Retraction Note: Antimicrobial and anti-biofilm potencies of dermcidin-derived peptide DCD-1 L against Acinetobacter baumannii: an in vivo wound healing model

The Original Article was published on 13 January 2022

Retraction note: BMC Microbiol 22, 25 (2022)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12866-022-02439-8

The Editor has retracted this article. After publication, concerns were raised regarding image similarities in the presented figures. Specifically:

  • Figure 4a and b appear to overlap;

  • Figure 5a and b appear to overlap (both low and high magnification images);

  • Figure 7c, d and e appear to originate from the same sample.

The authors have provided partial raw data to address these concerns. Further checks by the Publisher have found that in addition to the above concerns, Fig. 4c-f images all appear to originate from the same sample.

The Editor therefore no longer has confidence in the presented data.

Abbas Bahador does not agree to this retraction. Maryam Pourhajibagher and Alireza Ekrami have not responded to any correspondence from the publisher about this retraction. The publisher has not been able to obtain current email addresses for Zahra Farshadzadeh, Behrouz Taheri, Mohammad Hossein Modarressi and Masoud Azimzadeh.

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Farshadzadeh, Z., Pourhajibagher, M., Taheri, B. et al. Retraction Note: Antimicrobial and anti-biofilm potencies of dermcidin-derived peptide DCD-1 L against Acinetobacter baumannii: an in vivo wound healing model. BMC Microbiol 24, 12 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12866-023-03168-2

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