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Expression of Concern to: The role of ACE2, angiotensin-(1–7) and Mas1 receptor axis in glucocorticoid-induced intrauterine growth restriction

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Expression of Concern to: Reprod Biol Endocrinol 15, 97 (2017)

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The Editors-in-Chiefare issuing an Expression of Concern for this article [1]. After publication concerns were raised with respect to the specificity and validity of the placental Ang-(1–7) levels assessed by Western blotting and reported in Fig. 4 because Ang-(1–7), which is less than 1 kDa, was detected as a 34 kDa protein. All authors disagree with this Expression of Concern.

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    Ghadhanfar E, Alsalem A, Al-Kandari S, et al. The role of ACE2, angiotensin-(1–7) and Mas1 receptor axis in glucocorticoid-induced intrauterine growth restriction. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2017;15:97. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12958-017-0316-8.

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Ghadhanfar, E., Alsalem, A., Al-Kandari, S. et al. Expression of Concern to: The role of ACE2, angiotensin-(1–7) and Mas1 receptor axis in glucocorticoid-induced intrauterine growth restriction. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 18, 53 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12958-020-00609-9

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