Research misconduct? Image duplication? Fabrication? Falsification? Unintentional and inadvertent mistake? Coincidental similarity?
Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
Celastrol suppresses angiogenesis-mediated tumor growth through inhibition of AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin pathway.
Institute of Biomedical Sciences and School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Fig 2B - VEGF image is identical to Fig. 4B of PMID 19567671 from 2009.
Fig. 2C - VEGF image is the same as Fig. 4C of PMID 19567671 from 2009
Fi.g 3A - control image is the same as Fi.g 3A of 19567671... AND the same as Fi.g 2B of 21427164 Fig. 5B - p70S6K1 blot, is identical to S6K blot in Figure 6C of PMID 19567671 This same S6K blot was also used again, in Fig. 6C of this paper. Fig. 6B - same b-actin loading control used for the dose response in top panel, and time course in lower panel.