We wish to retract the article titled “Activation of Discoidin Domain Receptor 1 on CD14-Positive Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Cells Induces Chemokine Production in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis” by Wataru Matsuyama, Masaki Watanabe, Yuko Shirahama, Ken-ichi Oonakahara, Ikkou Higashimoto, Teizo Yoshimura, Mitsuhiro Osame, and Kimiyoshi Arimura, The Journal of Immunology, 2005, 174: 6490–6498 .

This retraction follows an investigation by Kagoshima University into scientific misconduct by Dr. Wataru Matsuyama, the first and 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.