We wish to retract the article titled “Dual Effect of AMD3100, a CXCR4 Antagonist, on Bleomycin-Induced Lung Inflammation” by Masaki Watanabe, Wataru Matsuyama, Yuko Shirahama, Hideo Mitsuyama, Ken-ichi Oonakahara, Satoshi Noma, Ikkou Higashimoto, Mitsuhiro Osame, and Kimiyoshi Arimura, The Journal of Immunology, 2007, 178: 5888–5898 .

This retraction follows an investigation by Kagoshima University into scientific misconduct by Dr. Wataru Matsuyama, the corresponding author of the article, which found that the article contains fabricated data. The investigation also found that Dr. Wataru Matsuyama was solely responsible for the scientific misconduct that resulted in the falsified or fabricated data in this paper.

We apologize to the scientific community for the need to retract the article.