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BMC Physiology

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Retraction Note: The effect of marathon on mRNA expression of anti-apoptotic andpro-apoptotic proteins and sirtuins family in male recreational long-distancerunners

  • Gabriella Marfe1Email author,
  • Marco Tafani2,
  • Bruna Pucci2,
  • Carla Di Stefano1,
  • Manuela Indelicato2,
  • Angela Andreoli3,
  • Matteo Antonio Russo2, 4,
  • Paola Sinibaldi-Salimei1 and
  • Vincenzo Manzi5
BMC Physiology201413:13

Received: 31 October 2013

Accepted: 31 October 2013

Published: 10 January 2014

The original article was published in BMC Physiology 2010 10:7

The authors have retracted the article [1]. Following publication of the article irregularities within the Northernblot figures were brought to the attention of the editors and subsequently confirmedby an investigation by the University of Rome Tor Vergata. We apologize to allaffected parties.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana
Human Nutrition Unit, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Department of Experimental Medicine, La Sapienza University
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Rome Tor Vergata"


  1. Marfe G, Marco T, Pucci B, Di Stefano C, Indelicato M, Andreoli A, Russo MA, Sinibaldi-Salimei P, Manzi V: The effect of marathon on mRNA expression of anti-apoptotic and pro-apoptoticproteins and sirtuins family in male recreational long-distance runners. BMC Physiol. 2010, 10: 7-10.1186/1472-6793-10-7.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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