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Retraction Note: the cellular source for APOBEC3G's incorporation into HIV-1

  • Jing Ma1, 4, 3,
  • Xiaoyu Li1,
  • Jian Xu1,
  • Quan Zhang1,
  • Zhenlong Liu1,
  • Pingping Jia1,
  • Jinming Zhou1,
  • Fei Guo2,
  • Xuefu You1,
  • Liyan Yu1,
  • Lixun Zhao1,
  • Jiandong Jiang1 and
  • Shan Cen1, 3, 4Email author
Contributed equally

Received: 27 October 2011

Accepted: 5 November 2011

Published: 5 November 2011

The original article was published in Retrovirology 2011 8:2

The authors would like to retract the article "The cellular source for APOBEC3G's incorporation into HIV-1"[1]. After publication of the article, the authors realized that the electrophoretic images in Figure 4D/E, showing a reproducible result of their previous publication [2] (cited as reference 6 [1]), was mistakenly taken from the same images used in [2]. In addition, Figure 2B is an unintended duplicate image of Figure 1B. This should have been avoided by the authors' careful proofreading of the manuscript. The authors apologize to the readers, reviewers, and editors of Retrovirology for publishing these erroneous data.


Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Science
State Key Laboratory for Molecular Virology and Genetic Engineering, Institute of Pathogen Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Science
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and McGill AIDS Centre, Jewish General Hospital
Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University


  1. Ma Jing, Li Xiaoyu, Xu Jian, Zhang Quan, Liu Zhenlong, Jia Pingping, Zhou Jinming, Guo Fei, You Xuefu, Yu Liyan, Zhao Lixun, Jiang Jiandong, Cen Shan: The cellular source for APOBEC3G's incorporation into HIV-1. Retrovirology. 2011, 8: 2-10.1186/1742-4690-8-2.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Cen S, Guo F, Niu M, Saadatmand J, Deflassieux J, Kleiman L: The interaction between HIV-1 Gag and APOBEC3G. J Biol Chem. 2004, 279: 33177-33184. 10.1074/jbc.M402062200.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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