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.