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Correction: Propylthiouracil prevents cutaneous and pulmonary fibrosis in the reactive oxygen species murine model of systemic sclerosis

Gianluca Bagnato1*, Alessandra Bitto2, Natasha Irrera2, Gabriele Pizzino2, Donatella Sangari3, Maurizio Cinquegrani1, William Neal Roberts4, Marco Atteritano3, Domenica Altavilla2, Francesco Squadrito2, Gianfilippo Bagnato3 and Antonino Saitta1

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n°1, 98100 Messina, Italy

2 Division of Pharmacology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n°1, 98100 Messina, Italy

3 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n°1, 98100 Messina, Italy

4 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Louisville, 501 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014, 16:406  doi:10.1186/ar4534


See related research by Bagnato et al., http://arthritis-research.com/content/15/5/R120


The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://arthritis-research.com/content/16/2/406


Received:5 March 2014
Accepted:31 March 2014
Published:8 April 2014

© 2014 BioMed Central Ltd.

Correction

After publication of our recent article [1], we noticed that Figure 2A was incorrect as a result of mislabeling of the image files. The correct Figure 2 is given in full here as Figure 1.

thumbnailFigure 1. Immunostaining for α-SMA in cutaneous samples. Representative tissue sample from: (A) Sham animal; (B) HOCl mice; (C) HOCl + PTU animal (original magnification, ×40). The arrows show strong diffuse staining of myofibroblast nuclei (dark brown staining). (D) Number of myofibroblasts from the three experimental groups (HOCl + PTU group, n = 10; HOCl group, n = 10; Sham, n = 5). The increase of myofibroblast population in the skin of HOCl mice is prevented by propylthiouracil administration. Values are expressed as the mean and standard deviation. *P <0.001 versus Sham; #P <0.001 versus HOCl. α-SMA, alpha-smooth muscle actin; HOCl, hypochlorous acid; HPF, high-powered field; PTU, propylthiouracil.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

References

  1. Bagnato G, Bitto A, Irrera N, Pizzino G, Sangari D, Cinquegrani M, Roberts WN, Atteritano M, Altavilla D, Squadrito F, Bagnato G, Saitta A: Propylthiouracil prevents cutaneous and pulmonary fibrosis in the reactive oxygen species murine model of systemic sclerosis.

    Arthritis Res Ther 2013, 15:R120. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text OpenURL