Diagnostic Pathology

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Retraction Note: High doses of garlic extract significantly attenuated the ratio of serum LDL to HDL level in rat-fed with hypercholesterolemia diet

  • Tahereh Ebrahimi
  • Behnoosh Behdad
  • Maryam Agha Abbasi
  • Rahman Ghaffarzadegan Rabati
  • Amir Farshid Fayyaz
  • Vahid Behnod
  • Ali Asgari
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Retraction Note


The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have retracted this article [1] because the scientific integrity of the content cannot be guaranteed. An investigation by the Publisher found it to be one of a group of articles we have identified as showing evidence suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. This article showed evidence of plagiarism (most notably from the articles cited [2, 3, 4]) and authorship manipulation.


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    Ebrahimi T, Behdad B, Abbasi MA, Rabati RG, Fayyaz AF, Behnod V, Asgari A. High doses of garlic extract significantly attenuated the ratio of serum LDL to HDL level in rat-fed with hypercholesterolemia diet. Diagn Pathol. 2015;10:74.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tahereh Ebrahimi
    • 1
  • Behnoosh Behdad
    • 2
  • Maryam Agha Abbasi
    • 3
    • 4
  • Rahman Ghaffarzadegan Rabati
    • 5
  • Amir Farshid Fayyaz
    • 6
  • Vahid Behnod
    • 7
  • Ali Asgari
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural BiotechnologySari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources UniversitySariIran
  2. 2.Shahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryCollege of Science, Kurdistan Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad UniversitySanandajIran
  4. 4.Danesh Pathobiology LaboratoryTehranIran
  5. 5.Shahid Abbas AbdollahiMolecular Biology Research Center of Shahid Mahallati HospitalTabrizIran
  6. 6.Department of Legal MedicineAJA University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  7. 7.Baqiyatallah University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  8. 8.Department of Infectious DiseasesAJA University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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