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Molecular physiology of vesicular glutamate transporters in the digestive system 
Tao Li, Fayez K. Ghishan, Liqun Bai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1731-1736. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1731
Basic Research
Adiponectin as a protective factor in hepatic steatosis 
Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Norberto C. Chávez-Tapia, Antonio R. Villa, Karla Sánchez-Lara, Daniel Zamora-Valdés, Martha H. Ramos, Misael Uribe 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1737-1741. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1737
Effects of glutamine supplementation on splenocyte cytokine mRNA expression in rats with septic peritonitis 
Sung-Ling Yeh, Yu-Ni Lai, Huey-Fang Shang, Ming-Tsan Lin, Wan-Chun Chiu, Wei-Jao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1742-1746. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1742
Preventive and therapeutic effects of NF-kappaB inhibitor curcumin in rats colitis induced by trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid 
Yan-Ting Jian, Guo-Feng Mai, Ji-De Wang, Ya-Li Zhang, Rong-Cheng Luo, Yong-Xin Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1747-1752. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1747
Expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 in hepatic stellate cells during rat hepatic fibrosis and its intervention by IL-10 
Wei-Da Zheng, Li-Juan Zhang, Mei-Na Shi, Zhi-Xin Chen, Yun-Xin Chen, Yue-Hong Huang, Xiao-Zhong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1753-1758. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1753
Expression and significance of nuclear factor κB p65 in colon tissues of rats with TNBS-induced colitis 
Jun-Hua Li, Jie-Ping Yu, Hong-Gang Yu, Xi-Ming Xu, Liang-Liang Yu, Shi-Quan Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1759-1763. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1759
Protective effects of 5,4’-dihydroxy-3’,5’-dimethoxy-7-O-β-D-glucopyranosyloxy-flavone on experimental hepatic injury 
Dong-Hui Xu, Xue-Ting Mei, Ying Chen, Yan-Mei Li, Jun-Yi Lv, Shi-Bo Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1764-1768. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1764
Clinical Research
Psychiatric side effects of pegylated interferon alfa-2b as compared to conventional interferon alfa-2b in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Michael R Kraus, Arne Schäfer, Herbert Csef, Michael Scheurlen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1769-1774. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1769
Significance of glucocorticoid receptor expression in colonic mucosal cells of patients with ulcerative colitis 
Hu Zhang, Qin Ouyang, Zhong-Hui Wen, Claudio Fiocchi, Wei-Ping Liu, Dai-Yun Chen, Feng-Yuan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1775-1778. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1775
Prognostic analysis of surgical treatment of peripheral cholangiocarcinoma: Two decades of experience at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital 
Yi-Yin Jan, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ta-Sen Yeh, Tse-Ching Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1779-1784. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1779
Incidence of ulcerative colitis in Central Greece: A prospective study 
Spiros D. Ladas, Elias Mallas, Konstantinos Giorgiotis, Georgios Karamanolis, Dimitrios Trigonis, Apostolos Markadas, Vana Sipsa, Sotirios A. Raptis 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1785-1787. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1785
p62 expression in primary carcinomas of the digestive system 
Hong-Liu Qian, Xuan-Xian Peng, Shou-Hui Chen, Hui-Ming Ye, Jing-Hua Qiu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1788-1792. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1788
Brief Reports
Expression of CXC receptor 1 and 2 in esophageal mucosa of patients with reflux esophagitis 
Hajime Isomoto, Yusei Kanazawa, Yoshito Nishi, Chun-Yang Wen, Kenichiro Inoue, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1793-1797. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1793
Four-year follow up of hepatitis C patients vaccinated against hepatitis B virus 
Slawomir Chlabicz, Tadeusz Wojciech Lapinski, Anna Grzeszczuk, Danuta Prokopowicz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1798-1801. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1798
Deformity of duodenal bulb, gastric metaplasia of duodenal regenerating mucosa and recurrence of duodenal ulcer: A correlated study 
Chun-Chao Chang, Shiann Pan, Gi-Shih Lien, Cheng-Hsiung Liao, Sheng-Hsuan Chen, Yeong-Shan Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1802-1805. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1802
Therapeutic effect of autologous dendritic cell vaccine on patients with chronic hepatitis B: A clinical study 
Min Chen, Yong-Guo Li, Da-Zhi Zhang, Zhi-Yi Wang, Wei-Qun Zeng, Xiao-Feng Shi, Yuan Guo, Shu-Hua Guo, Hong Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1806-1808. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1806
Study on hepatoprotective effect of peptide S-8300 from shark liver 
Feng-Jie Huang, Zheng-Bing Lv, Qian Li, Li-Jun Wei, Liang Zhang, Wu-Tong Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1809-1812. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1809
Gastrointestinal bezoars: A retrospective analysis of 34 cases 
Kenan Erzurumlu, Zafer Malazgirt, Ahmet Bektas, Adem Dervisoglu, Cafer Polat, Gokhan Senyurek, Ibrahim Yetim, Kayhan Ozkan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1813-1817. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1813
Age scope of high-risk population for esophageal cancer in Ci county 
Zhi-Feng Chen, Jun Hou, Zhen-Wei Ding, Cui-Lan Guo, Cui-Yun Qiao, Guo-Hui Song, Shao-Sen Li, Jian-Hui Zhang, Yu-Tong He 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1818-1821. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1818
Stereoselective urinary excretion of S-(-)- and R-(+)-propranolol glucuronide following oral administration of RS-propranolol in Chinese Han subjects 
Lian-Jun Luan, Qing Shao, Jian-Yin Ma, Su Zeng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1822-1824. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1822
Modulation of liver oxidant-antioxidant system by ischemic preconditioning during ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats 
Guang-Jin Yuan, Jin-Chun Ma, Zuo-Jiong Gong, Xiao-Mei Sun, Shi-Hua Zheng, Xi Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1825-1828. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1825
Apoptosis of human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells induced by mitomycin combined with sulindac 
Li Ma, Yong-Le Xie, Yi Yu, Qiu-Ning Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1829-1832. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1829
Oral attenuated Salmonella typhimurium vaccine against MG7-Ag mimotope of gastric cancer 
Fan-Ping Meng, Jie Ding, Zhao-Cai Yu, Quan-Li Han, Chang-Cun Guo, Na Liu, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1833-1836. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1833
Screening differentially expressed genes in mouse hepatocarcinoma ascites cell line with high potential of lymphatic metastasis 
Xiao-Nan Cui, Jian-Wu Tang, Li Hou, Bo Song, Li Li, Ji-Wei Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1837-1842. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1837
Reduced bone mineral density and altered bone turnover markers in patients with non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis B or C infection 
Ingolf Schiefke, Andreas Fach, Marcus Wiedmann, Andreas V. Aretin, Eva Schenker, Gudrun Borte, Manfred Wiese, Joachim Moessner 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1843-1847. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1843
Hepatic steatosis is associated with an increased risk of carotid atherosclerosis 
Henry Völzke, Daniel M. Robinson, Volker Kleine, Roland Deutscher, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Jan Lüdemann, Ulf Schminke, Christof Kessler, Ulrich John 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1848-1853. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1848
Effect of interferon alpha2b plus ribavirin treatment on selected growth factors in respect to inflammation and fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C 
Panasiuk Anatol, Flisiak Robert, Prokopowicz Danuta 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1854-1858. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1854
Trial of a novel endoscopic tattooing biopsy forceps on animal model 
Jian-Min Si, Lei-Min Sun, Yu-Jing Fan, Liang-Jing Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1859-1861. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1859
Genetic distinctions between autoimmune hepatitis in Italy and North America 
Paolo Muratori, Albert J. Czaja, Luigi Muratori, Georgios Pappas, Silvana Maccariello, Fabio Cassani, Alessandro Granito, Rodolfo Ferrari, Vilma Mantovani, Marco Lenzi, Francesco B. Bianchi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1862-1866. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1862
Cytochrome p450 2E1 polymorphisms and the risk of gastric cardia cancer 
Lin Cai, Zong-Li Zheng, Zuo-Feng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1867-1871. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1867
Endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s esophagus using high power setting argon plasma coagulation: A prospective study 
Corrado Pedrazzani, Filippo Catalano, Mara Festini, Germana Zerman, Anna Tomezzoli, Andrea Ruzzenente, Alfredo Guglielmi, Giovanni de Manzoni 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1872-1875. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1872
Effect of omeprazole on symptoms and ultrastructural esophageal damage in acid bile reflux 
Carlo Calabrese, Anna Fabbri, Mauro Bortolotti, Giovanna Cenacchi, Scialpi Carlo, Desiree Zahlane, Mario Miglioli, Giulio Di Febo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1876-1880. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1876
Case Report
Adenocarcinoma and infection in a solitary hepatic cyst: A case report 
Ching-Chung Lin, Shee-Chan Lin, Wen-Ching Ko, Kuo-Ming Chang, Shou-Chuan Shih 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1881-1883. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1881
Small-bowel perforation caused by fish bone 
Sheng-Der Hsu, De-Chuan Chan, Yao-Chi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1884-1885. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1884
Isolated varices over hepatic flexure colon indicating superior mesenteric venous thrombosis caused by uncinate pancreatic head cancer - a case report 
Yu-Pin Ho, Chun-Jung Lin, Ming-Yao Su, Jeng-Hwei Tseng, Cheng-Tang Chiu, Pang-Chi Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(12):1886-1889. Published online Mar 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i12.1886