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Why a World Journal of Gastroenterology
Pelayo Correa 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2773-2774. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2773
Esophageal Cancer
p53 polymorphism in human papillomavirus-associated Kazakh’s esophageal cancer in Xinjiang, China 
Xiao-Mei Lu, Yue-Ming Zhang, Ren-Yong Lin, Xiao-Hui Liang, Ya-Lou Zhang, Xing Wang, Yan Zhang, Yan Wang, Hao Wen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2775-2778. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2775
Inhibitory effect of ubiquitin-proteasome pathway on proliferation of esophageal carcinoma cells 
Wei-Guo Zhang, Jie-Ping Yu, Qing-Ming Wu, Qiang Tong, Sheng-Bao Li, Xiao-Hu Wang, Guo-Jian Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2779-2784. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2779
Liver Cancer
Are gap junction gene connexins 26, 32 and 43 of prognostic values in hepatocellular carcinoma? A prospective study 
I-Shyan Sheen, Kuo-Shyang Jeng, Po-Chuan Wang, Shou-Chuan Shih, Wen-Hsing Chang, Horng-Yuan Wang, Chung-Chu Chen, Li-Rung Shyung 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2785-2790. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2785
Postoperative adjuvant arterial chemoembolization improves survival of hepatocellular carcinoma patients with risk factors for residual tumor: A retrospective control study 
Zheng-Gang Ren, Zhi-Ying Lin, Jing-Lin Xia, Sheng-Long Ye, Zeng-Chen Ma, Qing-Hai Ye, Lun-Xiu Qin, Zhi-Quan Wu, Jia Fan, Zhao-You Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2791-2794. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2791
Heparanase mRNA expression and point mutation in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Xiao-Peng Chen, Yin-Bib Liu, Jing Rui, Shu-You Peng, Cheng-Hong Peng, Zi-Yan Zhou, Liang-Hui Shi, Hong-Wei Shen, Bin Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2795-2799. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2795
Colorectal Cancer
Lymphatic metastasis and nm23H1 genetic instability in Chinese colon cancer patients 
Zhi-Hong Su, Ji-Cheng Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2800-2804. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2800
Viral Hepatitis
Cytochrome C oxidase III interacts with hepatitis B virus X protein in vivo by yeast two-hybrid system 
Dan Li, Xiao-Zhong Wang, Jie-Ping Yu, Zhi-Xin Chen, Yue-Hong Huang, Qi-Min Tao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2805-2808. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2805
H Pylori
Roles of Helicobacter pylori infection and cyclooxygenase-2 expression in gastric carcinogenesis 
Wei-Hao Sun, Qian Yu, Hong Shen, Xi-Long Ou, Da-Zhong Cao, Ting Yu, Cheng Qian, Feng Zhu, Yun-Liang Sun, Xi-Ling Fu, Han Su 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2809-2813. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2809
Basic Research
Lansoprazole ameliorates intestinal mucosal damage induced by ischemia-reperfusion in rats 
Hiroshi Ichikawa, Norimasa Yoshida, Tomohisa Takagi, Naoya Tomatsuri, Kazuhiro Katada, Yutaka Isozaki, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Yuji Naito, Takeshi Okanoue, Toshikazu Yoshikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2814-2817. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2814
Hepatic differentiation capability of rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells 
Sai-Nan Shu, Lai Wei, Jiang-Hua Wang, Yu-Tao Zhan, Hong-Song Chen, Yu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2818-2822. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2818
Effects of Zuogui Wan on neurocyte apoptosis and down-regulation of TGF-β1 expression in nuclei of arcuate hypothalamus of monosodium glutamate -liver regeneration rats 
Han-Min Li, Xiang Gao, Mu-Lan Yang, Jia-Jun Mei, Liu-Tong Zhang, Xing-Fan Qiu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2823-2826. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2823
Autocrine expression of hepatocyte growth factor and its cytoprotective effect on hepatocyte poisoning 
Yong He, Jun Zhou, Ke-Feng Dou, Yong Chen, Qing-Guo Yan, Hai-Min Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2827-2830. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2827
Effects of herbal compound 861 on human hepatic stellate cell proliferation and activation 
Lin Wang, Jian Wang, Bao-En Wang, Pei-Gen Xiao, Yan-Jiang Qiao, Xue-Hai Tan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2831-2835. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2831
Tegaserod inhibits noxious rectal distention induced responses and limbic system c-Fos expression in rats with visceral hypersensitivity 
Hong-Mei Jiao, Peng-Yan Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2836-2841. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2836
Inhibitory effects of berberine on ion channels of rat hepatocytes 
Fang Wang, Hong-Yi Zhou, Gang Zhao, Li-Ying Fu, Lan Cheng, Jian-Guo Chen, Wei-Xing Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2842-2845. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2842
Clinical Research
Surgical management of esophageal strictures after caustic burns: A 30 years of experience 
Yong Han, Qing-Shu Cheng, Xiao-Fei Li, Xiao-Ping Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2846-2849. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2846
Laparoscopic resection of submucosal tumor on posterior wall of gastric fundus 
Zhong-Wei Ke, Cheng-Zhu Zheng, Ming-Gen Hu, Dan-Lei Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2850-2853. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2850
First two cases of living related liver transplantation with complicated anatomy of blood vessels in Beijing 
Wen-Han Wu, Yuan-Lian Wan, Long Lee, Yin-Mo Yang, Yan-Ting Huang, Chao-Long Chen, Sheung-Tat Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2854-2858. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2854
Brief Reports
Transcutaneous perianal sonography: A sensitive method for the detection of perianal inflammatory lesions in Crohn’s disease 
Jochen Wedemeyer, Timm Kirchhoff, Gernot Sellge, Oliver Bachmann, Joachim Lotz, Michael Galanski, Michael P. Manns, Michael J. Gebel, Jörg S. Bleck 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2859-2863. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2859
Low plasma apolipoprotein A-I level is not a reliable marker of fibrosis in children with chronic hepatitis B 
Mukadder Ayse Selimoglu, Rasit Vural Yagcl, Gül Yüce 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2864-2866. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2864
Prospective study in 142 cases of hepatitis C virus infection 
Wen-Mei Fan, Wan-Fu Zhu, Li-Min Yin, Lai Wei, Xiao-Yuan Xu, Hui Zhuang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2867-2869. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2867
Ability of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone-Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin 40 binding to LHRH receptor on human liver cancer cells 
Shou-Liang Gong, Gang Zhao, Hong-Guang Zhao, Wen-Tian Lü, Guang-Wei Liu, Ping Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2870-2873. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2870
Human endostatin gene transfer, either naked or with liposome, has the same inhibitory effect on growth of mouse liver tumor cells in vivo 
Chun-Hong Ma, Yan Zhang, Xiao-Yan Wang, Li-Fen Gao, Hua Liu, Chun Guo, Su-Xia Liu, Ying-Lin Cao, Li-Ning Zhang, Wen-Sheng Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2874-2877. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2874
Expression of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and effect of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization therapy on plasma vascular endothelial growth factor level 
Xin Li, Gan-Sheng Feng, Chuan-Sheng Zheng, Chen-Kai Zhuo, Xi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2878-2882. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2878
Quantifying anti-HBV effect of targeted ribonuclease by real-time fluorescent PCR 
Jun Liu, Ying-Hui Li, Jin Ding, Wei-Dong Gong, Cai-Fang Xue, Ya Zhao, Yu-Xiao Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2883-2885. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2883
Expression of survivin and its significance in colorectal cancer 
Wei-Chang Chen, Qiang Liu, Jian-Xin Fu, Su-Ya Kang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2886-2889. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2886
Expression of toll-like receptor 4 and MD-2 gene and protein in Kupffer cells after ischemia-reperfusion in rat liver graft 
Yong Peng, Jian-Ping Gong, Chang-An Liu, Xu-Hong Li, Ling Gan, Shou-Bai Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2890-2893. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2890
Protective effects of recombinant human growth hormone on cirrhotic rats 
Shuang Chen, Hong-Tao Wang, Bin Yang, Yu-Ru Fu, Qing-Jia Ou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2894-2897. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2894
Tumor necrosis factor α antibody prevents brain damage of rats with acute necrotizing pancreatitis 
Yan-Ling Yang, Ji-Peng Li, Kai-Zong Li, Ke-Feng Dou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2898-2900. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2898
Effects of narcotic analgesic drugs on human Oddi’s sphincter motility 
Shuo-Dong Wu, Zhen-Hai Zhang, Jun-Zhe Jin, Jing Kong, Wei Wang, Qiang Zhang, Dong-Yan Li, Min-Fei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2901-2904. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2901
Angiographic findings of gastrointestinal stromal tumor 
Song-Hua Fang, Dan-Jun Dong, Shi-Zheng Zhang, Mei Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2905-2907. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2905
Expression of growth hormone and its receptor in chronic atrophic gastritis and its clinical significance 
Jian-Min Si, Qian Cao, Min Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2908-2910. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2908
Clinical and experimental study of oxaliplatin in treating human gastric carcinoma 
Wan-Long Lin, Ding-Guo Li, Qiang Chen, Han-Ming Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2911-2915. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2911
A new method of preventing bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy 
Fang Xu, Cheng-Gang Xu, De-Zheng Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2916-2918. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2916
Case Report
An unusual presentation of “silent” disseminated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor 
Dragomir Marisavljevic, Natasa Petrovic, Nikola Milinic, Vesna Cemerikic, Miodrag Krstic, Olivera Markovic, Dragoljub Bilanovic 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2919-2921. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2919
Letters@wjgnet.com
Regulation of plasma erythropoietin in chronic liver disease 
Frank Tacke, Tom Luedde, Michael P. Manns, Christian Trautwein 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2922-2923. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2922
Comment on “Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: Clinical experience with 15 patients” 
Peter J Kerr 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2923-2923. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2923
Plagiarized and inaccurate papers in the World Journal of Gastroenterology 
Thomas E. Adrian 
World J Gastroenterol 10(19):2925-2925. Published online Oct 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i19.2925