The Editorial Office has been made aware of potential issues surrounding the scientific validity of this paper, hence has issued an expression of concern to notify readers whilst the Editorial Office investigates. It is noted that two similar regions exist between the miR-140-5p inhibitor panel and the miR-140-5p inhibitor+si-Notch1 panel of Figure 7B, as well as the miR-140-5p inhibitor panel and the si-NC panel of Figure S3. Concerns also exist regarding the western blot images in Figures 2, 3, 5, 9, S1 and S5.

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