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Connexin 43 acts as a cytoprotective mediator of signal transduction by stimulating mitochondrial KATP channels in mouse cardiomyocytes

Dennis Rottlaender, Kerstin Boengler, Martin Wolny, Guido Michels, Jeannette Endres-Becker, Lukas J. Motloch, Astrid Schwaiger, Astrid Buechert, Rainer Schulz, Gerd Heusch and Uta C. Hoppe

Published December 3, 2012

Original citation: J. Clin. Invest. 2010;120(5):1441–1453. doi:10.1172/JCI40927.

Citation for this retraction: J. Clin. Invest. 2012;122(12):4748. doi:10.1172/JCI67553.

All authors agree to retract the above article. After intense investigations, Dennis Rottlaender has admitted to committing intentional and systematic manipulation of the electrophysiological data in Figures 2, A and D, 3A, 4B, 5, A and D, and 6, A and D. Dr. Rottlaender acted alone, and the other authors were not previously aware of these manipulations.

All authors deeply regret the impact of this action.