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Retraction Note: Predicting new molecular targets for rhein using network pharmacology

BMC Systems Biology20148:105

Received: 12 August 2014

Accepted: 14 August 2014

Published: 18 September 2014

The original article was published in BMC Systems Biology 2012 6:20


No abstract.


The Editors regretfully retract the article [1] as we believe the peer-review process was compromised and inappropriately influenced by the authors. Following further post-publication peer review the Editors no longer have confidence in the soundness of the findings. We apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.


Authors’ Affiliations

National TCM Key Lab of Serum Pharmacochemistry, Heilongjiang University
Key Pharmacometabolomics Platform of Chinese Medicines


  1. Zhang A, Sun H, Yang B, Wang X: Predicting new molecular targets for rhein using network pharmacology. BMC Syst Biol. 2012, 6: 20-10.1186/1752-0509-6-20.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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