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Review
Research progress on Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein 
Shi-He Shao, Hua Wang, Shun-Gen Chai, Li-Mei Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3011-3013. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3011
Current status of tumor radiogenic therapy 
Feng-Ling Min, Hong Zhang, Wen-Jian Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3014-3019. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3014
Liver Cancer
Mismatch repair genes (hMLH1, hPMS1, hPMS2, GTBP/hMSH6, hMSH2) in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Abdel-Rahman N. Zekri, Gelane M. Sabry, Abeer A. Bahnassy, Kamal A. Shalaby, Sabrin A. Abdel-Wahabh, Serag Zakaria 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3020-3026. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3020
Construction and clinical significance of a predictive system for prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Jun Cui, Bao-Wei Dong, Ping Liang, Xiao-Ling Yu, De-Jiang Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3027-3033. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3027
Clinicopathological significance of loss of heterozygosity and microsatellite instability in hepatocellular carcinoma in China 
Shu-Hui Zhang, Wen-Ming Cong, Zhi-Hong Xian, Meng-Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3034-3039. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3034
Colorectal Cancer
Molecular mechanisms of denbinobin-induced anti-tumorigenesis effect in colon cancer cells 
Kuo-Ching Yang, Yih-Huei Uen, Fat-Moon Suk, Yu-Chih Liang, Ying-Jan Wang, Yuan-Soon Ho, I-Hsuan Li, Shyr-Yi Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3040-3045. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3040
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 and tissue inhibitor of metallo-proteinase-2 in colorectal carcinoma invasion and metastasis 
Bing-Hui Li, Peng Zhao, Shi-Zheng Liu, Yue-Ming Yu, Mei Han, Jin-Kun Wen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3046-3050. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3046
Antitumor effects and radiosensitization of cytosine deaminase and thymidine kinase fusion suicide gene on colorectal carcinoma cells 
De-Hua Wu, Li Liu, Long-Hua Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3051-3055. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3051
Viral Hepatitis
Viral and host causes of fatty liver in chronic hepatitis B 
Emin Altlparmak, Seyfettin Köklü, Mesut Yallnklllc, Osman Yüksel, Bahattin Cicek, Ertugrul Kayacetin, Tülin Sahin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3056-3059. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3056
Expression and purification of the complete PreS region of hepatitis B Virus 
Qiang Deng, Yu-Ying Kong, You-Hua Xie, Yuan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3060-3064. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3060
Basic Research
Ornithine decarboxylase, mitogen-activated protein kinase and matrix metalloproteinase-2 expressions in human colon tumors 
Takahiro Nemoto, Shunichiro Kubota, Hideyuki Ishida, Nobuo Murata, Daijo Hashimoto 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3065-3069. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3065
MR diffusion-weighted imaging of rabbit liver VX-2 tumor 
You-Hong Yuan, En-Hua Xiao, Jun Xiang, Ke-Li Tang, Ke Jin, Shi-Jian Yi, Qiang Yin, Rong-Hua Yan, Zhong He, Quan-Liang Shang, Wei-Zhou Hu, Su-Wen Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3070-3074. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3070
Uptake of albumin nanoparticle surface modified with glycyrrhizin by primary cultured rat hepatocytes 
Sheng-Jun Mao, Shi-Xiang Hou, Ru He, Liang-Ke Zhang, Da-Peng Wei, Yue-Qi Bi, Hui Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3075-3079. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3075
Inhibition of PMA-induced endothelial cell activation and adhesion by over-expression of domain negative IκBα protein 
Jian-Feng Wei, Ke Sun, Shi-Guo Xu, Hai-Yang Xie, Shu-Sen Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3080-3084. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3080
Clinical Research
Decrease of reactive-oxygen-producing granulocytes and release of IL-10 into the peripheral blood following leukocytapheresis in patients with active ulcerative colitis 
Hiroyuki Hanai, Takayuki Iida, Ken Takeuchi, Fumitoshi Watanabe, Yasuhiko Maruyama, Masataka Kikuyama, Tatsuo Tanaka, Kenji Kondo, Kou Tanaka, Kenji Takai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3085-3090. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3085
Rabeprazole vs esomeprazole in non-erosive gastro-esophageal reflux disease: A randomized, double-blind study in urban Asia 
KM Fock, EK Teo, TL Ang, TS Chua, TM Ng, YL Tan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3091-3098. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3091
MELD vs Child-Pugh and creatinine-modified Child-Pugh score for predicting survival in patients with decompensated cirrhosis 
George V. Papatheodoridis, Evangelos Cholongitas, Eleni Dimitriadou, Giota Touloumi, Vassilios Sevastianos, Athanasios J. Archimandritis 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3099-3104. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3099
Oral immune regulation using colitis extracted proteins for treatment of Crohn’s disease: Results of a phase I clinical trial 
Eran Israeli, Eran Goldin, Oren Shibolet, Athalia Klein, Nilla Hemed, Dean Engelhardt, Elazar Rabbani, Yaron Ilan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3105-3111. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3105
Esomeprazole tablet vs omeprazole capsule in treating erosive esophagitis 
Chih-Yen Chen, Ching-Liang Lu, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Full-Young Chang, Shou-Dong Lee, Yung-Ling Lai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3112-3117. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3112
Brief Reports
Clinical significance of granuloma in Crohn’s disease 
Tamás Molnár, László Tiszlavicz, Csaba Gyulai, Ferenc Nagy, János Lonovics 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3118-3121. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3118
Maximum tolerated volume in drinking tests with water and a nutritional beverage for the diagnosis of functional dyspepsia 
Aldo Montaño-Loza, Max Schmulson, Sergio Zepeda-Gómez, Jose Maria Remes-Troche, Miguel Angel Valdovinos-Diaz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3122-3126. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3122
Portal hypertensive colopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis 
Keiichi Ito, Katsuya Shiraki, Takahisa Sakai, Hitoshi Yoshimura, Takeshi Nakano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3127-3130. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3127
High level of hepatitis B virus DNA after HBeAg-to-anti-HBe seroconversion is related to coexistence of mutations in its precore and basal core promoter 
Xiao-Mou Peng, Gui-Mei Huang, Jian-Guo Li, Yang-Su Huang, Yong-Yu Mei, Zhi-Liang Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3131-3134. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3131
Nerve-pathways of acupoint Fengch’ih in rat by anterograde transport of HRP 
Gang-Ming Xi, Hua-Qiao Wang, Guo-Hou He, Chao-Feng Huang, Qun-Fang Yuan, Guo-Yao Wei, Hua Li, Wen-Wen Liu, Hua-Yan Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3135-3138. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3135
Expression of E-cadherin in gastric carcinoma and its correlation with lymph node micrometastasis 
Ze-Yu Wu, Wen-Hua Zhan, Jing-Hua Li, Yu-Long He, Jian-Ping Wang, Ping Lan, Jun-Sheng Peng, Shi-Rong Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3139-3143. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3139
HMLH1 gene mutation in gastric cancer patients and their kindred 
Jian-Hua Li, Xian-Zhe Shi, Shen Lü, Min Liu, Wan-Ming Cui, Li-Na Liu, Jing Jiang, Guo-Wang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3144-3146. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3144
Effect of emodin on small intestinal peristalsis of mice and relevant mechanism 
Hong-Quan Zhang, Cheng-Hua Zhou, Yu-Qing Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3147-3150. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3147
Case Report
An uncommon clinical presentation of retroperitoneal non-Hodgkin lymphoma successfully treated with chemotherapy: A case report 
Chiara Fulignati, Pietro Pantaleo, Greta Cipriani, Marianna Turrini, Rosalia Nicastro, Roberto Mazzanti, Bruno Neri 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3151-3155. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3151
Small cell carcinoma of rectum: A case report 
Enver Ihtiyar, Cem Algin, Serap Isiksoy, Ersin Ates 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3156-3158. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3156
Atorvastatin-induced severe gastric ulceration: A case report 
Ihab I El-Hajj, Fadi H Mourad, Nina S Shabb, Kassem A Barada 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3159-3160. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3159
Long-term survival after intraluminal brachytherapy for inoperable hilar cholangiocarcinoma: A case report 
Siu-Yin Chan, Ronnie T. Poon, Kelvin K. Ng, Chi-Leung Liu, Raymond T. Chan, Sheung-Tat Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3161-3164. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3161
Retrotracheal thymoma masquerading as esophageal submucosal tumor 
Sheung-Fat Ko, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Shu-Hang Ng, Fu-Ming Fang, Yeh Tang, Ming-Tse Sung, Ming-Jang Hsieh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3165-3166. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3165
Submucous colon lipoma: A case report and review of the literature 
Hong Zhang, Jin-Chun Cong, Chun-Sheng Chen, Lei Qiao, En-Qing Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(20):3167-3169. Published online May 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i20.3167