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Esophageal Cancer
Prognostic and clinicopathological features of E-cadherin, α-catenin, β-catenin, γ-catenin and cyclin D1 expression in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Ying-cheng Lin, Ming-Yao Wu, De-Rui Li, Xian-Ying Wu, Rui-Ming Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3235-3239. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3235
Gastric Cancer
Elevated level of spindle checkprotein MAD2 correlates with cellular mitotic arrest, but not with aneuploidy and clinicopathological characteristics in gastric cancer 
Chew-Wun Wu, Chin-Wen Chi, Tze-Sing Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3240-3244. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3240
Expression level of wild-type survivin in gastric cancer is an independent predictor of survival 
Hua Meng, Cai-De Lu, Yu-Lei Sun, De-Jian Dai, Sang-Wong Lee, Nobuhiko Tanigawa 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3245-3250. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3245
Liver Cancer
Detection of bcl-2 and bax expression and bcl-2/JH fusion gene in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Lin-Lang Guo, Sha Xiao, Ying Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3251-3254. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3251
Colorectal Cancer
Nuclear factor-kB p65 (RelA) transcription factor is constitutively activated in human colorectal carcinoma tissue 
Liang-Liang Yu, Hong-Gang Yu, Jie-Ping Yu, He-Sheng Luo, Xi-Ming Xu, Jun-Hua Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3255-3260. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3255
Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-C and the relationship between lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic metastasis in colorectal cancer 
Yi-Tao Jia, Zhong-Xin Li, Yu-Tong He, Wei Liang, Hui-Chai Yang, Hong-Jun Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3261-3263. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3261
Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis B virus genotypes, phylogeny and occult infection in a region with a high incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in China 
Zhong-Liao Fang, Hui Zhuang, Xue-Yan Wang, Xian-Min Ge, Tim J Harrison 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3264-3268. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3264
Capsule oxymatrine in treatment of hepatic fibrosis due to chronic viral hepatitis: A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical study 
Yi-Min Mao, Min-De Zeng, Lun-Gen Lu, Mo-Bin Wan, Cheng-Zhong Li, Cheng-Wei Chen, Qing-Chuen Fu, Ji-Yao Wang, Wei-Min She, Xiong Cai, Jun Ye, Xia-Qiu Zhou, Hui Wang, Shan-Ming Wu, Mei-Fang Tang, Jin-Shui Zhu, Wei-Xiong Chen, Hui-Quan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3269-3273. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3269
H Pylori
Neither gastric topological distribution nor principle virulence genes of Helicobacter pylori contributes to clinical outcomes 
Yan Wing Ho, Khek Yu Ho, Felipe Ascencio, Bow Ho 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3274-3277. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3274
A novel genetic polymorphism of inducible nitric oxide synthase is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer 
Jing Shen, Run-Tian Wang, Li-Wei Wang, Yao-Chu Xu, Xin-Ru Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3278-3283. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3278
A new subtype of 3’ region of cagA gene in Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from Zhejiang Province in China 
Ran Tao, Ping-Chu Fang, Hai-Yan Liu, Yun-Shui Jiang, Jing Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3284-3288. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3284
Pathogenicty and immune prophylaxis of cag pathogenicity island gene knockout homogenic mutants 
Huan-Jian Lin, Jing Xue, Yang Bai, Ji-De Wang, Ya-Li Zhang, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3289-3291. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3289
Basic Research
Mechanisms mediating cholinergic antral circular smooth muscle contraction in rats 
Helena F Wrzos, Tarun Tandon, Ann Ouyang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3292-3298. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3292
Coxsackievirus B3 infection and its mutation in Keshan disease 
Li-Qun Ren, Xiang-Jun Li, Guang-Sheng Li, Zhi-Tao Zhao, Bo Sun, Fei Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3299-3302. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3299
Effect of actin microfilament on potassium current in guinea pig gastric myocytes 
Xiang-Lan Li, Hai-Feng Zheng, Zheng-Yuan Jin, Meng Yang, Zai-Liu Li, Wen-Xie Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3303-3307. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3303
Selection, proliferation and differentiation of bone marrow-derived liver stem cells with a culture system containing cholestatic serum in vitro 
Yun-Feng Cai, Zuo-Jun Zhen, Jun Min, Tian-Ling Fang, Zhong-Hua Chu, Ji-Sheng Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3308-3312. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3308
Clinical Research
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: Are preparatory interventions or conscious sedation effective? A randomized trial 
Lucio Trevisani, Sergio Sartori, Piergiorgio Gaudenzi, Giuseppe Gilli, Giancarlo Matarese, Sergio Gullini, Vincenzo Abbasciano 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3313-3317. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3313
Opisthorchiasis-associated biliary stones: Light and scanning electron microscopic study 
Banchob Sripa, Pipatphong Kanla, Poonsiri Sinawat, Melissa R. Haswell-Elkins 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3318-3321. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3318
Long-term results of graded pneumatic dilatation under endoscopic guidance in patients with primary esophageal achalasia 
Ahmet Dobrucali, Yusuf Erzin, Murat Tuncer, Ahmet Dirican 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3322-3327. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3322
Seasonal variation in the onset of acute pancreatitis 
Massimo Gallerani, Benedetta Boari, Raffaella Salmi, Roberto Manfredini 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3328-3331. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3328
Composite score of reflux symptoms in diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease 
Jin-Hai Wang, Jin-Yan Luo, Lei Dong, Jun Gong, Ai-Li Zuo 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3332-3335. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3332
Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of severe acute pancreatitis 
Lei Kong, Nn Santiago, Tian-Quan Han, Sheng-Dao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3336-3338. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3336
Brief Reports
A double stapled technique for oesophago-enteric anastomosis 
A Kotru, A K John, E P Dewar 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3339-3341. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3339
Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in patients with lung cancer 
Nikiphoros Philippou, Panagiotis Koursarakos, Evgenia Anastasakou, Vasiliki Krietsepi, Stavroula Mavrea, Anastasios Roussos, Dionissia Alepopoulou, Irineos Iliopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3342-3344. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3342
Patients with brain metastases from gastrointestinal tract cancer treated with whole brain radiation therapy: Prognostic factors and survival 
Susanne Bartelt, Felix Momm, Christian Weissenberger, Johannes Lutterbach 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3345-3348. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3345
Development and distribution of mast cells and neuropeptides in human fetus duodenum 
Xiao-Yu Chen, Xue-Mei Jia, You-Su Jia, Xiao-Rong Chen, Hui-Zhu Wang, Wei-Qin Qi 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3349-3352. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3349
Development and distribution of mast cells and neuropeptides in human fetus duodenum 
Xiao-Yu Chen, Xue-Mei Jia, You-Su Jia, Xiao-Rong Chen, Hui-Zhu Wang, Wei-Qin Qi 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3349-3352. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3249
Protective effect of rhIL-1β on pancreatic islets of alloxan-induced diabetic rats 
Li-Ping Wu, Li-Hua Chen, Jin-Shan Zhang, Lan Sun, Yuan-Qiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3353-3355. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3353
Three new alternative splicing variants of human cytochrome P450 2D6 mRNA in human extratumoral liver tissue 
Jian Zhuge, Ying-Nian Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3356-3360. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3356
Effects of endostatin on expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors and neovascularization in colonic carcinoma implanted in nude mice 
Yun-He Jia, Xin-Shu Dong, Xi-Shan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3361-3364. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3361
Proteomic analysis of blood level of proteins before and after operation in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma at high-incidence area in Henan Province 
Ji-Ye An, Zong-Min Fan, Ze-Hao Zhuang, Yan-Ru Qin, Shan-Shan Gao, Ji-Lin Li, Li-Dong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3365-3368. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3365
Tumor micrometastases in mesorectal lymph nodes and their clinical significance in patients with rectal caner 
Yang-Chun Zheng, Yu-Ying Tang, Zong-Guang Zhou, Li Li, Tian-Cai Wang, Yi-Ling Deng, Dai-Yun Chen, Wei-Ping Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3369-3373. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3369
Possible stem cell origin of human cholangiocarcinoma 
Chao Liu, Jie Wang, Qing-Jia Ou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3374-3376. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3374
Epidemiology of peptic ulcer disease in Wuhan area of China from 1997 to 2002 
Wei-Guo Dong, Chun-Sheng Cheng, Shao-Ping Liu, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3377-3379. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3377
Effect of 2-(3-carboxy-1-oxopropyl) amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose on human esophageal cancer cell line 
Jing Wu, Hong Lu, Yun Zhou, Liang Qiao, Rui Ji, Ai-Qing Wang, Wei-Min Liu, Qun-Ji Xue 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3380-3381. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3380
Case Report
A case of atypical caudate lobe hemangioma mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma: CT and angiographic manifestations 
Hsin-Chi Chen, Chi-Ming Lee, Ching-Shyang Chen, Chih-Hsiung Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3382-3384. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3382
Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma with rapid growth after spontaneous regression 
Tomoki Nakajima, Michihisa Moriguchi, Tadashi Watanabe, Masao Noda, Nobuaki Fuji, Masahito Minami, Yoshito Itoh, Takeshi Okanoue 
World J Gastroenterol 10(22):3385-3387. Published online Nov 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i22.3385