This Publisher's Note concerns the retraction notice (J. Cell Sci. 2016 129, 3203 doi: 10.1242/jcs.195966) relating to the article ‘Oxidative stress inactivates VEGF survival signaling in retinal endothelial cells via PI 3-kinase tyrosine nitration’ by Azza B. El-Remessy, Manuela Bartoli, Danial H. Platt, David Fulton, Ruth B. Caldwell. J. Cell Sci. 2005 118, 243-252 (doi:10.1242/jcs.01612).
Journal of Cell Science would like to clarify the following points:
Although involved in the investigation, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center did not exercise jurisdiction over the conclusions of the investigation of the paper named above.
UGA was presented with the professional opinions of select independent experts in the same field of research as Dr El-Remessy that disputed the findings of research misconduct, but University of Georgia stood by their initial decision to recommend retraction of the paper named above.
Dr El-Remessy does not agree with the findings of the investigation.