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The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Drug Design, Development and Therapy wish to
retract the published paper.
The journal was notified of potential image duplication between Figure 1E – Sham and
Figure 1E – Sham+GB. The authors were unable to provide a satisfactory explanation
for this alleged duplication. The authors were also unable to provide satisfactory
raw data for the western blots shown in this article. The editor determined the findings
of the study were no longer valid and requested for the article to be retracted.
The authors wish to apologise for this error.
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