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Editorial
Milling of wheat, maize and rice: Effects on fibre and lipid content and health 
FI Tovey, M Hobsley 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1695-1696. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1695
Surgery for pancreatic necrosis: “Whom, when and what” 
S Connor, JP Neoptolemos 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1697-1698. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1697
Review
Hyperhomocysteinemia, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and alcoholic liver injury 
Cheng Ji, Neil Kaplowitz 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1699-1708. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1699
Review of cytokine profiles in patients with hepatitis 
Qiao-Ling Sun, Wei Ran 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1709-1715. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1709
Esophageal Cancer
Differential gene expression between squamous cell carcinoma of esophageus and its normal epithelium; altered pattern of mal, akr1c2, and rab11a expression 
Sakineh Kazemi-Noureini, Sergio Colonna-Romano, Abed-Ali Ziaee, Mohammad-Ali Malboobi, Mansour Yazdanbod, Parviz Setayeshgar, Bruno Maresca 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1716-1721. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1716
Gastric Cancer
Reversal of multidrug resistance in drug-resistant human gastric cancer cell line SGC7901/VCR by antiprogestin drug mifepristone 
Da-Qiang Li, Zhi-Biao Wang, Jin Bai, Jie Zhao, Yuan Wang, Kai Hu, Yong-Hong Du 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1722-1725. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1722
Effects of mifepristone on invasive and metastatic potential of human gastric adenocarcinoma cell line MKN-45 in vitro and in vivo 
Da-Qiang Li, Zhi-Biao Wang, Jin Bai, Jie Zhao, Yuan Wang, Kai Hu, Yong-Hong Du 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1726-1729. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1726
Liver Cancer
Microvessel density of malignant and benign hepatic lesions and MRI evaluation 
Jian-Ping Lu, Jian Wang, Tao Wang, Yi Wang, Wei-Qing Wu, Li Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1730-1734. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1730
Viral Hepatitis
Cloning and identification of NS5ATP2 gene and its spliced variant transactivated by hepatitis C virus non-structural protein 5A 
Qian Yang, Jun Cheng, Yan Liu, Yuan Hong, Jian-Jun Wang, Shu-Lin Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1735-1739. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1735
Gene expression profiles in an hepatitis B virus transfected hepatoblastoma cell line and differentially regulated gene expression by interferon-α 
Xun Wang, Zheng-Hong Yuan, Ling-Jie Zheng, Feng Yu, Wei Xiong, Jiang-Xia Liu, Gen-Xi Hu, Yao Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1740-1745. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1740
Transactivating effect of hepatitis C virus core protein: A suppression subtractive hybridization study 
Min Liu, Yan Liu, Jun Cheng, Shu-Lin Zhang, Lin Wang, Qing Shao, Jian Zhang, Qian Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1746-1749. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1746
H Pylori
Effects of Helicobacter pylori infection on gastric emptying rate in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia 
Grigoris I Leontiadis, George I Minopoulos, Efstratios Maltezos, Stamatia Kotsiou, Konstantinos I Manolas, Konstantinos Simopoulos, Dimitrios Hatseras 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1750-1754. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1750
Effects of lactose as an inducer on expression of Helicobacter pylori rUreB and rHpaA, and Escherichia coli rLTKA63 and rLTB 
Jie Yan, Shou-Feng Zhao, Ya-Fei Mao, Yi-Hui Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1755-1758. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1755
Coordinate increase of telomerase activity and c-Myc expression in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric diseases 
Guo-Xin Zhang, Yan-Hong Gu, Zhi-Quan Zhao, Shun-Fu Xu, Hong-Ji Zhang, Hong-Di Wang, Bo Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1759-1762. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1759
Basic Research
Differential Cl- and HCO3- mediated anion secretion by different colonic cell types in response to tetromethylpyrazine 
Jin-Xia Zhu, Ning Yang, Qiong He, Lai-Ling Tsang, Wen-Chao Zhao, Yiu-Wa Chung, Hsiao-Chang Chan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1763-1768. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1763
Time- and pH-dependent colon-specific drug delivery for orally administered diclofenac sodium and 5-aminosalicylic acid 
Gang Cheng, Feng An, Mei-Juan Zou, Jin Sun, Xiu-Hua Hao, Yun-Xia He 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1769-1774. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1769
Inhibition of Fas/FasL mRNA expression and TNF-α release in concanavalin A-induced liver injury in mice by bicyclol 
Min Li, Geng-Tao Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1775-1779. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1775
Expression of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor and effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue on proliferation of cultured gastric smooth muscle cells of rats 
Lei Chen, Hong-Xuan He, Xu-De Sun, Jing Zhao, Li-Hong Liu, Wei-Quan Huang, Rong-Qing Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1780-1784. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1780
Evaluation of the viability and energy metabolism of canine pancreas graft subjected to significant warm ischemia damage during preservation by UW solution cold storage method 
Chun-Hui Yuan, Gui-Chen Li, He Zhang, Ying Cheng, Ning Zhao, Yong-Feng Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1785-1788. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1785
Heme oxygenase-1 in cholecystokinin-octapeptipe attenuated injury of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells induced by lipopolysaccharide and its signal transduction mechanism 
Xin-Li Huang, Yi-Ling Ling, Yi-Qun Ling, Jun-Lin Zhou, Yan Liu, Qiu-Hong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1789-1794. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1789
Clinical Research
Investigation of regurgitation and other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux in Indonesian infants 
Badriul Hegar, Aswitha Boediarso, Agus Firmansyah, Yvan Vandenplas 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1795-1797. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1795
Severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease influences daytime somnolence: A clinical study of 134 patients underwent upper panendoscopy 
Pál Demeter, Katalin Várdi Visy, Nóra Gyulai, Róbert Sike, Tamás G Tóth, János Novák, Pál Magyar 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1798-1801. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1798
Intestinal microecology and quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome patients 
Jian-Min Si, Ying-Cong Yu, Yu-Jing Fan, Shu-Jie Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1802-1805. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1802
Management of nonfunctioning islet cell tumors 
Han Liang, Pu Wang, Xiao-Na Wang, Jia-Cang Wang, Xi-Shan Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1806-1809. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1806
Brief Reports
Association of -238G/A polymorphism of tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene promoter region with outcomes of hepatitis B virus infection in Chinese Han population 
Liang-Ping Lu, Xing-Wang Li, Ying Liu, Guo-Chang Sun, Xue-Ping Wang, Xi-Lin Zhu, Quan-You Hu, Hui Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1810-1814. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1810
Hypermethylation of Syk gene in promoter region associated with oncogenesis and metastasis of gastric carcinoma 
Shui Wang, Yong-Bin Ding, Guo-Yu Chen, Jian-Guo Xia, Zhen-Yan Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1815-1818. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1815
Comparison of nuclear matrix proteins between gastric cancer and normal gastric tissue 
Qin-Xian Zhang, Yi Ding, Zhuo Li, Xiao-Ping Le, Wei Zhang, Ling Sun, Hui-Rong Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1819-1821. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1819
Apoptosis of human primary gastric carcinoma cells induced by genistein 
Hai-Bo Zhou, Juan-Juan Chen, Wen-Xia Wang, Jian-Ting Cai, Qin Du 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1822-1825. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1822
Polymorphisms of interleukin-1B and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist genes in patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Ping-An Zhang, Yan Li, Pu Xu, Jian-Min Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1826-1829. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1826
Effects of tegaserod on Fos, substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide expression induced by colon inflammation in lumbarsacral spinal cord 
Yi-Ning Sun, Jin-Yan Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1830-1833. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1830
Epidemiological investigation of esophageal carcinoma 
Hong Zhang, Shao-Hua Chen, You-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1834-1835. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1834
Case Report
Fathal pulmonary hypertension after distal splenorenal shunt in schistosomal portal hypertension 
Roberto de Cleva, Paulo Herman, Vincenzo Pugliese, Bruno Zilberstein, William Abrão Saad, Joaquim José Gama-Rodrigues 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1836-1837. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1836
Gastric ulcer penetrating to liver diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy 
Ertugrul Kayacetin, Serra Kayacetin 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1838-1840. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1838
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver in association with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor: A case report 
Oswens S. Lo, Ronnie T. Poon, Chi Ming Lam, Sheung Tat Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1841-1843. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1841
Human cyclosporiosis in Turkey 
Süleyman Yazar, Saban Yalcln, Ízzet Sahin 
World J Gastroenterol 10(12):1844-1847. Published online Jun 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i12.1844