This Retraction follows an Expression of Concern relating to this article previously published by Portland Press.

This article is being retracted from Bioscience Reports at the request of the authors following receipt of a notification from a reader, alerting the Editorial Office to potential issues surrounding the scientific validity of this paper, including identical image panels that appear across multiple publications. Figure panels 3C and 3D contains identical images with the following papers: ‘The Long Non-coding RNA LINC01705 Regulates the Development of Breast Cancer by Sponging miR-186-5p to Mediate TPR Expression as a Competitive Endogenous RNA’ (Figure 7C and 7D respectively;, ‘Circular RNA circ-0016068 Promotes the Growth, Migration, and Invasion of Prostate Cancer Cells by Regulating the miR-330-3p/BMI-1 Axis as a Competing Endogenous RNA’ (Figure 2C and 2D respectively;, and ‘LncRNA SNHG4 promotes osteosarcoma proliferation and migration by sponging miR‐377‐3p’ (Figure 2D; Figure panels 3E and 3F share identical images with those of article ‘Long Non-Coding RNA ELFN1-AS1 Promoted Colon Cancer Cell Growth and Migration via the miR-191-5p/Special AT-Rich Sequence-Binding Protein 1 Axis’ (Figure 3C; ( The authors wish to retract the article. The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board agree with the retraction.

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