Retraction Note to: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (2019) 461:47–56

The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article because:

  • the blots for si-TUG1 MET left (OCI-LY3 cells) and right (OCI-LY7 cells) shown in Fig. 3e appear to be the same;
  • there is no cell line named IM-9I.

The Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has confidence in the results and conclusions presented. None of the authors has responded to correspondence from the Publisher about this retraction.