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Improved citation status of World Journal Gastroenterology in 2004: Analysis of all reference citations by WJG and citations of WJG articles by other SCI journals during 1998-2004 
Lian-Sheng Ma, Bo-Rong Pan, Wu-Zhou Li, Shi-Yu Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):1-6. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.1
Review
Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Updates in diagnosis and therapy 
Piero Portincasa, Michele Vacca, Antonio Moschetta, Michele Petruzzelli, Giuseppe Palasciano, Karel J. van Erpecum, Gerard P. van Berge-Henegouwen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):7-16. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.7
Gastric Cancer
Loss of FHIT expression in gastric mucosa of patients with family histories of gastric cancer and Helicobacter pylori infection 
Krystyna Stec-Michalska, Slawomir Antoszczyk, Grazyna Klupinska, Barbara Nawrot 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):17-21. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.17
Clinicopathologic characteristics of gastric carcinoma in elderly patients: A comparison with young patients 
Dong-Yi Kim, Jae-Kyoon Joo, Seong-Yeob Ryu, Young-Kyu Park, Young-Jin Kim, Shin-Kon Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):22-26. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.22
Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma in Kazakhstan 
Gabit Alipov, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Masahiro Nakashima, Chun-Yang Wen, Daisuke Niino, Hisayoshi Kondo, Yuri Pruglo, Ichiro Sekine 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):27-30. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.27
Mutations of mitochondrial 12S rRNA in gastric carcinoma and their significance 
Cheng-Bo Han, Jia-Ming Ma, Yan Xin, Xiao-Yun Mao, Yu-Jie Zhao, Dong-Ying Wu, Su-Min Zhang, Yu-Kui Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):31-35. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.31
Quantitative analysis of tumor mitochondrial RNA using microarray 
Cheng-Bo Han, Xiao-Yun Mao, Yan Xin, Shao-Cheng Wang, Jia-Ming Ma, Yu-Jie Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):36-40. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.36
Different cell kinetic changes in rat stomach cancer after treatment with celecoxib or indomethacin: Implications on chemoprevention 
Jun Yu, Bao-Dong Tang, Wai K. Leung, Ka-Fai To, Alfa H.C. Bai, Zhi-Rong Zeng, Po-Ki Ma, Minnie Y.Y. Go, Pin-Jin Hu, Joseph J.Y. Sung 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):41-45. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.41
Expression of nitric oxide synthase in human gastric carcinoma and its relation to p53, PCNA 
Yong-Zhong Wang, You-Qing Cao, Jian-Nong Wu, Miao Chen, Xiao-Ying Cha 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):46-50. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.46
Point mutation of 5’ noncoding region of BCL-6 gene in primary gastric lymphomas 
Da-Liu Min, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Wen-Tao Yang, Hong-Fen Lu, Tai-Ming Zhang, Ai-Hua Zhen, Pei-Zheng Cao, Da-Ren Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):51-55. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.51
E-cadherin gene C-160A promoter polymorphism and risk of non-cardia gastric cancer in a Chinese population 
Yan Lu, Yao-Chu Xu, Jing Shen, Rong-Bin Yu, Ju-Yin Niu, Jian-Tao Guo, Xu Hu, Hong-Bing Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):56-60. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.56
Association between endogenous gene expression and growth regulation induced by TGF-β1 in human gastric cancer cells 
Xue Li, Yun-Yan Zhang, Qi Wang, Song-Bin Fu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):61-68. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.61
Blocking effects of genistein on cell proliferation and possible mechanism in human gastric carcinoma 
Hong-Bin Cui, Xiao-Lin Na, Dan-Feng Song, Ying Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):69-72. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.69
Heat shock protein 70 antisense oligonucleotide inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in human gastric cancer cell line SGC-7901 
Zhi-Gang Zhao, Wen-Lu Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):73-78. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.73
Stable transfection of extrinsic Smac gene enhances apoptosis-inducing effects of chemotherapeutic drugs on gastric cancer cells 
Li-Duan Zheng, Qiang-Song Tong, Liang Wang, Jun Liu, Wei Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):79-83. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.79
Effects of transforming growth interacting factor on biological behaviors of gastric carcinoma cells 
Zhong-Liang Hu, Ji-Fang Wen, De-Sheng Xiao, Hui Zhen, Chun-Yan Fu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):84-88. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.84
H Pylori
Trisomy 3 may predict a poor response of gastric MALT lymphoma to Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy 
Sawako Taji, Kenichi Nomura, Yosuke Matsumoto, Hideaki Sakabe, Naohisa Yoshida, Shoji Mitsufuji, Kazuhiro Nishida, Shigeo Horiike, Shigeo Nakamura, Masuji Morita, Masafumi Taniwaki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):89-93. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.89
Ethnic difference of Helicobacter pylori gastritis: Korean and Japanese gastritis is characterized by male- and antrum-predominant acute foveolitis in comparison with American gastritis 
Inchul Lee, Hojung Lee, Mijung Kim, Manabu Fukumoto, Shinji Sawada, Shriram Jakate, Victor E. Gould 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):94-98. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.94
Concentrations of α- and β-defensins in gastric juice of patients with various gastroduodenal diseases 
Yoshito Nishi, Hajime Isomoto, Hiroshi Mukae, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Chun-Yang Wen, Akihiro Wada, Ken Ohnita, Yohei Mizuta, Ikuo Murata, Toshiya Hirayama, Masamitsu Nakazato, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):99-103. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.99
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori significantly reduced gastric damage in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-treated Mongolian gerbils 
Chun-Chao Chang, Sheng-Hsuan Chen, Gi-Shih Lien, Horng-Yuan Lou, Ching-Ruey Hsieh, Chia-Lang Fang, Shiann Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):104-108. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.104
Effect of Helicobacter pylori VacA on gene expression of gastric cancer cells 
Hong-Tao Wang, Zhen-Hong Li, Jian-Ping Yuan, Wei Zhao, Xiao-Dong Shi, Shan-Qing Tong, Xiao-Kui Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):109-113. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.109
Construction of a recombinant attenuated Salmonella typhimurium DNA vaccine carrying Helicobacter pylori hpaA 
Can Xu, Zhao-Shen Li, Yi-Qi Du, Zhen-Xing Tu, Yan-Fang Gong, Jing Jin, Hong-Yu Wu, Guo-Ming Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):114-117. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.114
Basic Research
Heterologous expression of active human uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A3 in Chinese hamster lung cells 
Ya-Kun Chen, Xin Li, Shu-Qing Chen, Su Zeng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):118-121. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.118
Treatment of pig serum-induced rat liver fibrosis with Boschniakia rossica, oxymatrine and interferon-α 
Chun-Song Wu, Xi-Xu Piao, Dong-Ming Piao, Yong-Ri Jin, Cheng-Hao Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):122-126. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.122
Amelioration of hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism by continuous venovenous hemofiltration in experimental porcine pancreatitis 
Hao Wang, Zhen-Huan Zhang, Xiao-Wen Yan, Wei-Qin Li, Da-Xi Ji, Zhu-Fu Quan, De-Hua Gong, Ning Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):127-131. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.127
Effect of ginkgo biloba extract on livers in aged rats 
Shang-Zhen Huang, Yan-Jun Luo, Li Wang, Ke-Yin Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):132-135. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.132
Clinical Research
Expression patterns of transforming growth factor-beta and its receptors in gastric mucosa of patients with refractory gastric ulcer 
Shou-Chuan Shih, Kwang-Wen Tseng, Shee-Chan Lin, Chin-Roa Kao, Sun-Yen Chou, Horng-Yuan Wang, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Tsang-En Wang, Chung-Liang Chien 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):136-141. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.136
Measurement of hepatic functional mass by means of 13C-methacetin and 13C-phenylalanine breath tests in chronic liver disease: Comparison with Child-Pugh score and serum bile acid levels 
D. Festi, S. Capodicasa, L. Sandri, L. Colaiocco-Ferrante, T. Staniscia, E. Vitacolonna, A. Vestito, P. Simoni, G. Mazzella, P. Portincasa, E. Roda, A. Colecchia 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):142-148. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.142
Significant association of insulin and proinsulin with clustering of cardiovascular risk factors 
En-Zhi Jia, Zhi-Jian Yang, Shi-Wei Chen, Guang-Yao Qi, Chun-Fa You, Jian-Feng Ma, Jing-Xin Zhang, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Wei-Chong Qian, Xin-Li Li, Hai-Yan Wang, Wen-Zhu Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 11(1):149-153. Published online Jan 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i1.149