As described in the Federal Register notice, Vol 79, No. 227, dated Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (http://ori.hhs.gov/content/case-summary-dzhura-igor), Dr Igor Dzhura, formerly of Vanderbilt University, engaged in research misconduct by providing falsified and/or fabricated data to his supervisor. Accordingly, the authors are unable to vouch for the accuracy of the data in Figure 6 panels a, c, and d in an article that appeared in the September 3, 2002, issue of the journal:
Wu Y, Temple J, Zhang R, Dzhura I, Zhang W, Trimble R, Roden DM, Passier R, Olson EN, Colbran RJ, Anderson ME. Calmodulin kinase II and arrhythmias in a mouse model of cardiac hypertrophy. Circulation. 2002;106:1288–1293. [PMID: 12208807]
Dr Dzhura’s contributions to this article were limited to Figure 6 panels a, c, and d. The authors have confirmed the veracity of the remaining data in Figures 1 through 5 and Figure 6 panel b. The authors regret any confusion or inconvenience this has caused for the scientific community.
The editors felt it best to post this Expression of Concern to alert our readers to an investigative finding regarding this article that has been issued by the Office of Research Integrity.
Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD
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