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Review
DC-SIGN: Binding receptor for HCV? 
Zhi-Hua Feng, Quan-Chu Wang, Qing-He Nie, Zhan-Sheng Jia, Yong-Xin Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):925-929. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.925
Intestinal failure: Pathophysiological elements and clinical diseases 
Lian-An Ding, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):930-933. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.930
Esophageal Cancer
Study on immune function of dendritic cells in patients with esophageal carcinoma 
Shen-Ren Chen, Yi-Ping Luo, Jin-Kun Zhang, Wei Yang, Zhi-Chao Zhen, Lin-Xin Chen, Wei Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):934-939. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.934
Genetic susceptibility and environmental factors of esophageal cancer in Xi’an 
An-Hui Wang, Chang-Sheng Sun, Liang-Shou Li, Jiu-Yi Huang, Qing-Shu Chen, De-Zhong Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):940-944. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.940
Gastric Cancer
Effects of vitamin E succinate on the expression of Fas and PCNA proteins in human gastric carcinoma cells and its clinical significance 
Kun Wu, Lan Zhao, Yao Li, Yu-Juan Shan, Li-Jie Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):945-949. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.945
Liver Cancer
Effect of O-4-ethoxyl-butyl-berbamine in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin on advanced hepatoma in mice 
Bai-Jun Fang, Mei-Li Yu, Shao-Guang Yang, Lian-Ming Liao, Jie-Wen Liu, Robert -C-H Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):950-953. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.950
Growth arrest and apoptosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells induced by hexamethylene bisacetamide 
Gao-Liang Ouyang, Qiu-Feng Cai, Min Liu, Rui-Chuan Chen, Zhi Huang, Rui-Sheng Jiang, Fu Chen, Shui-Gen Hong, Shi-Deng Bao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):954-958. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.954
Transfection and expression of hepatitis B virus x gene and its effect on apoptosis in HL-7702 cells 
Hong-Ying Chen, Nan-Hong Tang, Xiu-Jin Li, Sheng-Jun Zhang, Zhi-Xin Chen, Xiao-Zhong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):959-964. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.959
Resistance index in differential diagnosis of liver lesions by color doppler ultrasonography 
Yan Wang, Wen-Ping Wang, Hong Ding, Bei-Jian Huang, Feng Mao, Zhi-Zhang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):965-967. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.965
Viral Hepatitis
Effect of SEN virus coinfection on outcome of lamivudine therapy in patients with hepatitis B 
Dong Xu, De-Ying Tian, Zhen-Gang Zhang, Hong-Yun Chen, Pei-Hui Song 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):968-971. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.968
Sequential changes of serum ferritin levels and their clinical significance in lamivudine-treated patients with chronic viral hepatitis B 
Zheng-Wen Liu, Qun-Ying Han, Ni Zhang, Wen Kang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):972-976. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.972
H Pylori
Construction of prokaryotic expression system of ureB gene from a clinical Helicobacter pylori strain and identification of the recombinant protein immunity 
Ya-Fei Mao, Jie Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):977-984. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.977
Construction of a prokaryotic expression system of vacA gene and detection of vacA gene, VacA protein in Helicobacter pylori isolates and ant-VacA antibody in patients’ sera 
Jie Yan, Ya-Fei Mao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):985-990. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.985
Pre-treatment urea breath test results predict the efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in patients with active duodenal ulcers 
Yung-Chih Lai, Jyh-Chin Yang, Shih-Hung Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):991-994. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.991
Basic Research
Investigation of T-cell receptor-γ gene rearrangement in gastrointestinal lymphomas by PCR-SSCP analysis 
Xi-Qun Han, Li He, Lan-Ying Shong, Hui-Yong Jiang, Mei-Gang Zhu, Tong Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):995-999. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.995
Effect of cold-ischemia time on nuclear factor-κB activation and inflammatory response in graft after orthotopic liver transplantation in rats 
Xiao-Ping Gu, Yong Jiang, Fu-Tao Xu, Yu-Dong Qiu, Yi-Tao Ding 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1000-1004. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1000
Protective effects of rhubarb on experimental severe acute pancreatitis 
Yu-Qing Zhao, Xiao-Hong Liu, Tetsuhide Ito, Jia-Ming Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1005-1009. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1005
Cryopreservation and gel collagen culture of porcine hepatocytes 
Hong-Ling Liu, Ying-Jie Wang, Hai-Tao Guo, Yu-Ming Wang, Jun Liu, Yue-Cheng Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1010-1014. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1010
Antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of somatostatin on activated hepatic stellate cells 
Qin Pan, Ding-Guo Li, Han-Ming Lu, Liang-Yong Lu, Yu-Qin Wang, Qin-Fang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1015-1018. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1015
Protein kinase C-dependent activation of P44/42 mitogen-activated protein kinase and heat shock protein 70 in signal transduction during hepatocyte ischemic preconditioning 
Yi Gao, Yu-Qiang Shan, Ming-Xin Pan, Yu Wang, Li-Jun Tang, Hao Li, Zhi Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1019-1027. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1019
Ketamine suppresses intestinal NF-kappa B activation and proinflammatory cytokine in endotoxic rats 
Jie Sun, Xiao-Dong Wang, Hong Liu, Jian-Guo Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1028-1031. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1028
Protective effects of pentadecapeptide BPC 157 on gastric ulcer in rats 
Xiao-Chang Xue, Yong-Jie Wu, Ming-Tang Gao, Wen-Guang Li, Ning Zhao, Zeng-Lu Wang, Chun-Jie Bao, Zhen Yan, Ying-Qi Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1032-1036. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1032
Ginkgo biloba extract reverses CCl4–induced liver fibrosis in rats 
Yan-Jun Luo, Jie-Ping Yu, Zhao-Hong Shi, Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1037-1042. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1037
Antineoplastic effects of octreotide on human gallbladder cancer cells in vitro 
Jing-Hua Wang, Quan-Tai Xing, Meng-Biao Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1043-1046. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1043
Effects of PPARg agonist pioglitazone on rat hepatic fibrosis 
Guang-Jin Yuan, Ming-Liang Zhang, Zuo-Jiong Gong 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1047-1051. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1047
Clinical Research
Metabolic syndrome is directly associated with gamma glutamyl transpeptidase elevation in Japanese women 
Hiroshi Sakugawa, Tomofumi Nakayoshi, Kasen Kobashigawa, Hiroki Nakasone, Yuko Kawakami, Tsuyoshi Yamashiro, Tatsuji Maeshiro, Ko Tomimori, Satoru Miyagi, Fukunori Kinjo, Atsushi Saito 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1052-1055. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1052
Subepithelial basement membrane thickness in patients with normal colonic mucosal appearance in colonoscopy: Results from southern Turkey 
Fazilet Kayaselcuk, Ender Serin, Yüksel Gumurdulu, Birol Ozer, Ilhan Tuncer, Sedat Boyacioglu 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1056-1058. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1056
Irritable bowel syndrome consulters in Zhejiang province: The symptoms pattern, predominant bowel habit subgroups and quality of life 
Jian-Min Si, Liang-Jing Wang, Shu-Jie Chen, Lei-Min Sun, Ning Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1059-1064. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1059
Barrett’s esophagus and its correlation with gastroesophageal reflux in Chinese 
Jun Zhang, Xiao-Li Chen, Kang-Min Wang, Xiao-Dan Guo, Ai-Li Zuo, Jun Gong 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1065-1068. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1065
Brief Reports
NOD2 3020insC frameshift mutation is not associated with inflammatory bowel disease in Chinese patients of Han nationality 
Qiu-Sha Guo, Bing Xia, Yi Jiang, Yan Qü, Jing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1069-1071. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1069
Therapeutic effects of endoscopic variceal ligation combined with partial splenic embolization for portal hypertension 
Rui-Yun Xu, Bo Liu, Nan Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1072-1074. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1072
New mutation points in 23S rRNA gene associated with Helicobacter pylori resistance to clarithromycin in northeast China 
Qing Hao, Yan Li, Zhi-Jie Zhang, Yong Liu, Hong Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 10(7):1075-1077. Published online Apr 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i7.1075