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Retraction Note: Mechanisms of nanosized titanium dioxide-induced testicular oxidative stress and apoptosis in male mice

  • Xiaoyang Zhao1,
  • Lei Sheng1,
  • Ling Wang2,
  • Jie Hong1,
  • Xiaohong Yu1,
  • Xuezi Sang1,
  • Qingqing Sun1,
  • Yuguan Ze1 and
  • Fashui Hong1, 3, 4Email author
Particle and Fibre Toxicology201512:23

Received: 23 June 2015

Accepted: 23 June 2015

Published: 14 July 2015

The original article was published in Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2014 11:47

Retraction Note

This article [1] has been retracted by the Editor. A committee at Soochow University has investigated this case and supports the decision to retract the article. Incorrect statistical methods were used to calculate mean and S.D. values and additional errors were made in determining 8-OHdG concentrations. It has come to light that Figure 1 and Figure 2 were published in a previous article [2]. The committee also found that some of the original data were missing. We apologize to the readership of Particle and Fibre Toxicology.


Authors’ Affiliations

Medical College of Soochow University
Library of Soochow University
Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Stem Cell Research, Soochow University
Cultivation base of State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Biomaterials built together by Ministry of Science and Technology and Jiangsu Province


  1. Zhao X, Sheng L, Wang L, Hong J, Yu X, Sang X, et al. Mechanisms of nanosized titanium dioxide-induced testicular oxidative stress and apoptosis in male mice. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2014;11:47.PubMed CentralPubMedView ArticleGoogle Scholar
  2. Gui S, Sang X, Zheng L, Ze Y, Zhao X, Sheng L, et al. Intragastric exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles induced nephrotoxicity in mice, assessed by physiological and gene expression modifications. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2013;10:4.PubMed CentralPubMedView ArticleGoogle Scholar


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