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Roles of main pro- and anti-angiogenic factors in tumor angiogenesis 
Zhi Huang, Shi-Deng Bao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):463-470. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.463
Values of mutations of K-ras oncogene at codon 12 in detection of pancreatic cancer: 15-year experience 
De-Qing Mu, You-Shu Peng, Qiao-Jian Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):471-475. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.471
Esophageal Cancer
Expression of Egr-1, c-fos and cyclin D1 in esophageal cancer and its precursors: An immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization study 
Ming-Yao Wu, Chu-Xiang Zhuang, Huan-Xing Yang, Ying-Rui Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):476-480. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.476
Gastric Cancer
Expression of pituitary tumor transforming gene in human gastric carcinoma 
Chun-Yang Wen, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Ai-Ping Wang, Masahiro Nakashima, Yi-Tao Ding, Masahiro Ito, Hiromi Ishibashi, Mutsumi Matsuu, Kazuko Shichijo, Ichiro Sekine 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):481-483. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.481
Anti-neoplastic efficacy of Haimiding on gastric carcinoma and its mechanisms 
Yu-Bin Ji, Shi-Yong Gao, Hong-Rui Ji, Qi Kong, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Bao-Feng Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):484-490. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.484
Expression of nuclear factor-kappa B and target genes in gastric precancerous lesions and adenocarcinoma: Association with Helicobactor pylori cagA (+) infection 
Gui-Fang Yang, Chang-Sheng Deng, Yong-Yan Xiong, Ling-Ling Gong, Bi-Cheng Wang, Jun Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):491-496. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.491
Liver Cancer
Differential expression of genes during aflatoxin B1-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in tree shrews 
Yuan Li, Da-Fang Wan, Jian-Jia Su, Ji Cao, Chao Ou, Xiao-Kun Qiu, Ke-Chen Ban, Chun Yang, Liu-Liang Qin, Dan Luo, Hui-Fen Yue, Li-Sheng Zhang, Jian-Ren Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):497-504. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.497
Comparison of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, and conservative treatment for decompensated cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Chung-Bao Hsieh, Hao-Ming Chang, Teng-Wei Chen, Chung-Jueng Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Yao-Chi Liu, Tzu-Ming Chang, Kuo-Liang Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):505-508. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.505
Genes encoding Pir51, Beclin 1, RbAp48 and aldolase b are up or down-regulated in human primary hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hai Song, Shuang-Luo Xia, Cheng Liao, Yi-Liang Li, Yi-Fei Wang, Tsai-Ping Li, Mu-Jun Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):509-513. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.509
Inhibition of DNA primase and induction of apoptosis by 3,3’-diethyl-9-methylthia-carbocyanine iodide in hepatocellular carcinoma BEL-7402 cells 
Zhi-Ming Li, Zong-Chao Liu, Zhong-Zhen Guan, Xiao-Feng Zhu, Jun-Min Zhou, Bing-Fen Xie, Gong-Kan Feng, Zhen-Yu Zhu, Wen-Qi Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):514-520. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.514
Genomic instability of murine hepatocellular carcinomas with low and high metastatic capacities 
Shu-Hui Zhang, Wen-Ming Cong, Jing-Quan Shi, Hong Wei 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):521-524. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.521
Expression of HIF-2α/EPAS1 in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Gassimou Bangoura, Lian-Yue Yang, Gen-Wen Huang, Wei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):525-530. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.525
Transfection efficiency of pORF lacZ plasmid lipopolyplex to hepatocytes and hepatoma cells 
Xun Sun, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhi-Rong Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):531-534. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.531
Inhibitory effect of antisense vascular endothelial growth factor 165 eukaryotic expression vector on proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells 
Song Gu, Chang-Jian Liu, Tong Qiao, Xue-Mei Sun, Lei-Lei Chen, Le Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):535-539. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.535
Colorectal Cancer
Effects of epidermal growth factor and its signal transduction inhibitors on apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells 
Jane CJ Chao, Wen Li Peng, Sheng-Hsuan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):540-544. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.540
Expression of thymidine phosphorylase by macrophages in colorectal cancer tissues 
Ji-Min Zhang, Takayuki Mizoi, Ken-Ichi Shiiba, Iwao Sasaki, Seiki Matsuno 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):545-549. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.545
Correlation of N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 overexpression with progressive growth of colorectal neoplasm 
Zhen Wang, Fang Wang, Wei-Qi Wang, Qian Gao, Wan-Li Wei, Yun Yang, Guo-Ying Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):550-554. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.550
Basic Research
Abdominal aorta transplantation after programmed cryopreservation 
Song Gu, Chang-Jian Liu, Tong Qiao, Xue-Mei Sun, Jun-Hao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):555-559. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.555
Effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on cytoprotective factors in rats with duodenal ulcer 
Jane C.-J. Chao, Huei-Chen Hung, Sheng-Hsuan Chen, Chia-Lang Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):560-566. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.560
Insulin expression in livers of diabetic mice mediated by hydrodynamics-based administration 
Chen-Xia He, Ding Shi, Wen-Jun Wu, You-Fa Ding, Deng-Min Feng, Bin Lu, Hao-Ming Chen, Ji-Hua Yao, Qi Shen, Da-Ru Lu, Jing-Lun Xue 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):567-572. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.567
Augmented regeneration of partial liver allograft induced by nuclear factor-κB decoy oligodeoxynucleotides-modified dendritic cells 
Ming-Qing Xu, Yu-Ping Suo, Jian-Ping Gong, Ming-Man Zhang, Lü-Nan Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):573-578. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.573
A novel method for preparation of tissue microarray 
Han-Lei Dan, Ya-Li Zhang, Yan Zhang, Ya-Dong Wang, Zuo-Sheng Lai, Yu-Jie Yang, Hai-Hong Cui, Yan-Ting Jian, Jian Geng, Yan-Qing Ding, Chun-Hai Guo, Dian-Yuan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):579-582. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.579
Clinical Research
Levels of v5 and v6 CD44 splice variants in serum of patients with colorectal cancer are not correlated with pT stage, histopathological grade of malignancy and clinical features 
Bogdan Zalewski 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):583-585. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.583
Does recombinant human erythropoietin accelerate correction of post-ulcer-bleeding anaemia A pilot study 
Spiros D. Ladas, Dimitrios Polymeros, Thomas Pagonis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Gregorios Paspatis, Maria Hatziargiriou, Sotirios A. Raptis 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):586-589. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.586
Correlation of ATP7B genotype with phenotype in Chinese patients with Wilson disease 
Xiao-Qing Liu, Ya-Fen Zhang, Tze-Tze Liu, Kwang-Jen Hsiao, Jian-Ming Zhang, Xue-Fan Gu, Ke-Rong Bao, Li-Hua Yu, Mei-Xian Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):590-593. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.590
Brief Reports
Effects of nitric oxide on gastric ulceration induced by nicotine and cold-restraint stress 
Bo-Sheng Qui, Qi-Bing Mei, Li Liu, Kam-Meng Tchou-Wong 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):594-597. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.594
Helicobacter species sequences in liver samples from patients with and without hepatocellular carcinoma 
Rinaldo Pellicano, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Walter Franco Grigioni, Miguel Angel Cutufia, Sharmila Fagoonee, Lorenzo Silengo, Mario Rizzetto, Antonio Ponzetto 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):598-601. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.598
Genotypes of Helicobacter pylori in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding 
Chin-Lin Perng, Hwai-Jeng Lin, Wen-Ching Lo, Guan-Ying Tseng, I-Chen Sun, Yueh-Hsing Ou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):602-605. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.602
Abnormal function of platelets and role of angelica sinensis in patients with ulcerative colitis 
Wei-Guo Dong, Shao-Ping Liu, Hai-Hang Zhu, He-Sheng Luo, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):606-609. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.606
Effects of lipopolysaccharides stimulated Kupffer cells on activation of rat hepatic stellate cells 
Xin Zhang, Wei-Ping Yu, Lei Gao, Kai-Bin Wei, Jiu-Long Ju, Jia-Zhang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):610-613. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.610
Significance of perigastric lymph node involvement in periampullary malignant tumor 
De-Qing Mu, You-Shu Peng, Feng-Guo Wang, Qiao-Jian Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(4):614-616. Published online Feb 15, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i4.614