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Review
Toward a definition of colonic inertia 
Gabrio Bassotti, Giuseppe de Roberto, Luca Sediari, Antonio Morelli 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2465-2467. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2465
Liver Cancer
Advantages of assaying telomerase activity in ascites for diagnosis of digestive tract malignancies 
Chung-Pin Li, Tze-Sing Huang, Yee Chao, Full-Young Chang, Jacquline Whang-Peng, Shou-Dong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2468-2471. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2468
Thrombocytosis: A paraneoplastic syndrome in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Shinn-Jang Hwang, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Chung-Pin Li, Cheng-Wei Chu, Jaw-Ching Wu, Chiung-Ru Lai, Jen-Huei Chiang, Gar-Yang Chau, Wing-Yiu Lui, Chun-Chung Lee, Full-Young Chang, Shou-Dong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2472-2477. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2472
Potential involvement of leptin in carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Xiu-Jie Wang, Shu-Lan Yuan, Qing Lu, Yan-Rong Lu, Jie Zhang, Yan Liu, Wen-Dong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2478-2481. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2478
Function of oval cells in hepatocellular carcinoma in rats 
Chi-Hua Fang, Jia-Qing Gong, Wei Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2482-2487. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2482
Viral Hepatitis
A candidate DNA vaccine elicits HCV specific humoral and cellular immune responses 
Li-Xin Zhu, Jing Liu, Ye Ye, You-Hua Xie, Yu-Ying Kong, Guang-Di Li, Yuan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2488-2492. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2488
H Pylori
Helicobacter pylori cagA, iceA and vacA genotypes in patients with gastric cancer in Taiwan 
Hwai-Jeng Lin, Chin-Lin Perng, Wen-Ching Lo, Chew-Wun Wu, Guan-Ying Tseng, Anna Fen-Yau Li, I-Chen Sun, Yueh-Hsing Ou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2493-2497. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2493
Construction of attenuated Salmonella typhimurium Strain expressing Helicobacter pylori conservative region of adhesin antigen and its immunogenicity 
Yang Bai, Ya-Li Zhang, Ji-De Wang, Zhao-Shan Zhang, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2498-2502. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2498
Basic Research
Adaptive cytoprotection through modulation of nitric oxide in ethanol-evoked gastritis 
Joshua Ka-Shun Ko, Chi-Hin Cho, Shiu-Kum Lam 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2503-2508. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2503
Effects of motilin and ursodeoxycholic acid on gastrointestinal myoelectric activity of different origins in fasted rats 
Ping Fang, Lei Dong, Jin-Yan Luo, Xiao-Long Wan, Ke-Xin Du, Ning-Li Chai 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2509-2513. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2509
Improvement of barrier function and stimulation of colonic epithelial anion secretion by Menoease Pills 
Jin-Xia Zhu, Ning Yang, Gui-Hong Zhang, Lai-Ling Tsang, Yu-Lin Gou, Hau-Yan Connie Wong, Yiu-Wa Chung, Hsiao-Chang Chan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2514-2518. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2514
Morphologic and biomechanical changes of rat oesophagus in experimental diabetes 
Yan-Jun Zeng, Jian Yang, Jing-Bo Zhao, Dong-Hua Liao, En-Ping Zhang, Hans Gregersen, Xiao-Hu Xu, Hong Xu, Chuan-Qing Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2519-2523. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2519
Angiogenic synergistic effect of basic fibroblast growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor in an in vitro quantitative microcarrier-based three-dimensional fibrin angiogenesis system 
Xi-Tai Sun, Yi-Tao Ding, Xiao-Gui Yan, Ling-Yun Wu, Qiang Li, Ni Cheng, Yu-Dong Qiu, Min-Yue Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2524-2528. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2524
Clinical Research
Hematotesticular barrier is altered from early stages of liver cirrhosis: Effect of insulin-like growth factor 1 
Inma Castilla-Cortázar, Nieves Diez, María García-Fernández, Juan Enrique Puche, Fernando Diez-Caballero, Jorge Quiroga, Matías Díaz-Sánchez, Alberto Castilla, Amelia Díaz Casares, Isabel Varela-Nieto, Jesús Prieto, Salvador González-Barón 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2529-2534. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2529
Enterobius vermicularis infection among population of General Mansilla, Argentina 
Betina C Pezzani, Marta C Minvielle, María M de Luca, María A Córdoba, María C Apezteguía, Juan A Basualdo 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2535-2539. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2535
Possible causes of central pontine myelinolysis after liver transplantation 
Jun Yu, Shu-Sen Zheng, Ting-Bo Liang, Yan Shen, Wei-Lin Wang, Qing-Hong Ke 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2540-2543. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2540
Brief Reports
Ecologic study of serum selenium and upper gastrointestinal cancers in Iran 
Mehdi Nouraie, Akram Pourshams, Farin Kamangar, Masood Sotoudeh, Mohammad Hossein Derakhshan, Mohammad Reza Akbari, Hafez Fakheri, Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Kathleen Caldwell, Christian C. Abnet, Philip R. Taylor, Reza Malekzadeh, Sanford M. Dawsey 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2544-2546. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2544
Changes of mRNA expression of enkephalin and prodynorphin in hippocampus of rats with chronic immobilization stress 
Jia-Xu Chen, Wei Li, Xin Zhao, Jian-Xin Yang, Hong-Yan Xu, Zhu-Feng Wang, Guang-Xin Yue 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2547-2549. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2547
Differentiation of dermis-derived multipotent cells into insulin-producing pancreatic cells in vitro 
Chun-Meng Shi, Tian-Min Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2550-2552. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2550
Heparin improves organ microcirculatory disturbances in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in rats 
Marek Dobosz, Lucjanna Mionskowska, Stanislaw Hać, Sebastian Dobrowolski, Dariusz Dymecki, Zdzislaw Wajda 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2553-2556. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2553
Helicobacter pylori in gastric corpus of patients 20 years after partial gastric resection 
Christian Kirsch, Ahmed Madisch, Petja Piehler, Ekkehard Bayerdörffer, Manfred Stolte, Stephan Miehlke 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2557-2559. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2557
Cloning and expression and immunogenicity of Helicobacter pylori BabA2 gene 
Yang Bai, Ya-Li Zhang, Ye Chen, Jian-Feng Jin, Zhao-Shan Zhang, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2560-2562. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2560
Antisense imaging of colon cancer-bearing nude mice with liposome-entrapped 99m-technetium-labeled antisense oligonucleotides of c-myc mRNA 
Jian-Guo Zheng, Tian-Zhi Tan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2563-2566. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2563
Inhibition of mouse hepatocyte apoptosis via anti-Fas ribozyme 
Min Zhang, Wei He, Fang Liu, Ping Zou, Juan Xiao, Zhao-Dong Zhong, Zhong-Bo Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2567-2570. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2567
A novel process for production of hepatitis A virus in Vero cells grown on microcarriers in bioreactor 
Ming-Bo Sun, Yan-Jun Jiang, Wei-Dong Li, Ping-Zhong Li, Guo-Liang Li, Shu-De Jiang, Guo-Yang Liao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2571-2573. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2571
Effect of interleukin-10 and platelet-derived growth factor on expressions of matrix metalloproteinases-2 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 in rat fibrotic liver and cultured hepatic stellate cells 
Li-Juan Zhang, Yun-Xin Chen, Zhi-Xin Chen, Yue-Hong Huang, Jie-Ping Yu, Xiao-Zhong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2574-2579. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2574
Ischemic preconditioning protects liver from hepatectomy under hepatic inflow occlusion for hepatocellular carcinoma patients with cirrhosis 
Shao-Qiang Li, Li-Jian Liang, Jie-Fu Huang, Zhi Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2580-2584. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2580
Clinical analysis of primary small intestinal disease: A report of 309 cases 
Jun Zhan, Zhong-Sheng Xia, Ying-Qiang Zhong, Shi-Neng Zhang, Lin-Yun Wang, Hong Shu, Zhao-Hua Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2585-2587. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2585
Chylous ascites: Treated with total parenteral nutrition and somatostatin 
Qi Huang, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Jun Jiang, Ning Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2588-2591. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2588
Glutamine supplemented parenteral nutrition prevents intestinal ischemia- reperfusion injury in rats 
Guo-Hao Wu, Hao Wang, Yan-Wei Zhang, Zhao-Han Wu, Zhao-Guang Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2592-2594. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2592
Effects of dendritic cells transfected with full-length wild-type p53 and stimulated by gastric cancer lysates on immune response 
Hua-Wen Sun, Qi-Bing Tang, Yong-Jun Cheng, Sheng-Qian Zou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2595-2597. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2595
Combined hepatic resection with fenestration for highly symptomatic polycystic liver disease: A report on seven patients 
Guang-Shun Yang, Qi-Gen Li, Jun-Hua Lu, Ning Yang, Hai-Bin Zhang, Xue-Ping Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2598-2601. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2598
Case Reports
Detection of BCL2-IGH rearrangement on paraffin-embedded tissue sections obtained from a small submucosal tumor of the rectum in a patient with recurrent follicular lymphoma 
Naohisa Yoshida, Kenichi Nomura, Yosuke Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Nishida, Naoki Wakabayashi, Hideyuki Konishi, Shoji Mitsufuji, Keisho Kataoka, Takeshi Okanoue, Masafumi Taniwaki 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2602-2604. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2602
Mesenteric Ischemia: An unusual presentation of fistula between superior mesenteric artery and common hepatic artery 
Ertugrul Kayacetin, Serdar Karaköse, Aydin Karabacakoglu, Dilek Emlik 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2605-2606. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2605
Severe hypercholesterolemia associated with primary biliary cirrhosis in a 44-year-old Japanese woman 
Tatsuo Kanda, Osamu Yokosuka, Hiroshige Kojima, Fumio Imazeki, Keiich Nagao, Ichiro Tatsuno, Yasushi Saito, Hiromitsu Saisho 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2607-2608. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2607
EUS mini probes in diagnosis of cystic dystrophy of duodenal wall in heterotopic pancreas: A case report 
Ivan Jovanovic, Srbislav Knezevic, Marjan Micev, Miodrag Krstic 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2609-2612. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2609
Imaging findings of splenic hamartoma 
Ri-Sheng Yu, Shi-Zheng Zhang, Jian-Ming Hua 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2613-2615. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2613
Brunner's gland adenoma of duodenum: A case report and literature review 
Yu-Ping Gao, Jian-Shan Zhu, Wen-Jun Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 10(17):2616-2617. Published online Sep 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i17.2616