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Review
Metastatic bone cancer as a recurrence of early gastric cancer - characteristics and possible mechanisms 
Michiya Kobayashi, Takehiro Okabayashi, Takeshi Sano, Keijiro Araki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5587-5591. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5587
Gastric Cancer
DNA ploidy analysis and expression of MMP-9, TIMP-2, and E-cadherin in gastric carcinoma 
Jing-Fang Zhang, Yuan-Ping Zhang, Feng-Yun Hao, Cai-Xin Zhang, Yu-Jun Li, Xiang-Rui Ji 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5592-5600. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5592
Liver Cancer
Local recurrence is an important prognostic factor of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Eiichirou Arimura, Kazuhiro Kotoh, Makoto Nakamuta, Shusuke Morizono, Munechika Enjoji, Hajime Nawata 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5601-5606. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5601
1.5 Harmonic Imaging Sonography with microbubble contrast agent improves characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kouji Yamamoto, Katsuya Shiraki, Shigeo Nakanishi, Hiroyuki Fuke, Takeshi Nakano, Akira Hashimoto, Atsuya Shimizu, Toshinobu Hamataki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5607-5613. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5607
Dendritic cells pulsed with hsp70-peptide complexes derived from human hepatocellular carcinoma induce specific anti-tumor immune responses 
Xian-Hua Wang, Yan Qin, Mei-Hao Hu, Yong Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5614-5620. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5614
Synergistic effect of bromocriptine and tumor necrosis factor-α on reversing hepatocellular carcinoma multidrug resistance in nude mouse MDR1 model of liver neoplasm 
Lei Ding, Xiao-Ping Chen, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Jian Guan, Wan-Guang Zhang, Hai-Ping Wang, Zhi-Hui Wang, Chun-Lei Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5621-5626. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5621
Upregulation of human telomerase reverse transcriptase mRNA expression by in vitro transfection of hepatitis B virus X gene into human hepatocarcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma cells 
Zhen-Liang Qu, Sheng-Quan Zou, Nai-Qiang Cui, Xian-Zhong Wu, Ming-Fang Qin, Di Kong, Zhen-Li Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5627-5632. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5627
Synergistic effect of all-trans-retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide on growth inhibition and apoptosis in human hepatoma, breast cancer, and lung cancer cells in vitro 
Le-Min Lin, Bao-Xin Li, Jian-Bing Xiao, Dan-Hua Lin, Bao-Feng Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5633-5637. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5633
Colorectal Cancer
Lysophosphatidic acid transactivates both c-Met and epidermal growth factor receptor, and induces cyclooxygenase-2 expression in human colon cancer LoVo cells 
Dai Shida, Joji Kitayama, Hironori Yamaguchi, Hiroharu Yamashita, Ken Mori, Toshiaki Watanabe, Hirokazu Nagawa 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5638-5643. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5638
Polo-like kinase 1 expression is a prognostic factor in human colon cancer 
Wilko Weichert, Glen Kristiansen, Mathias Schmidt, Volker Gekeler, Aurelia Noske, Silvia Niesporek, Manfred Dietel, Carsten Denkert 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5644-5650. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5644
Effect of SNC19/ST14 gene overexpression on invasion of colorectal cancer cells 
Ke-Feng Ding, Li-Feng Sun, Wei-Ting Ge, Han-Guang Hu, Su-Zhan Zhang, Shu Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5651-5654. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5651
B7 molecule mRNA expression in colorectal carcinoma 
Ju-Xiang Xiao, Pei-Song Bai, Bao-Chang Lai, Li Li, Juan Zhu, Yi-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5655-5658. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5655
Viral Hepatitis
Screening of hepatocyte proteins binding to F protein of hepatitis C virus by yeast two-hybrid system 
Yan-Ping Huang, Jun Cheng, Shu-Lin Zhang, Lin Wang, Jiang Guo, Yan Liu, Yuan Yang, Li-Ying Zhang, Gui-Qin Bai, Xue-Song Gao, Dong Ji, Shu-Mei Lin, Qing Shao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5659-5665. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5659
Cloning and characterization of a novel hepatitis B virus core binding protein C12 
Yin-Ying Lu, Jun Cheng, Yong-Ping Yang, Yan Liu, Lin Wang, Ke Li, Ling-Xia Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5666-5671. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5666
Helicobacter Pylori
Best method of detecting prior Helicobacter pylori infection 
Chien-Yu Lu, Chao-Hung Kuo, Yi-Ching Lo, Hung-Yi Chuang, Yuan-Chieh Yang, I-Chen Wu, Fang-Jong Yu, Yi-Chen Lee, Chang-Ming Jan, Wen-Ming Wang, Deng-Chyang Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5672-5676. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5672
Basic Research
Role of nitric oxide in the impairment of circular muscle contractility of distended, uninflamed mid-colon in TNBS-induced acute distal colitis in rats 
Luciano Onori, Annalisa Aggio, Simona D’Alo’, Paola Muzi, Maria Grazia Cifone, Gabriella Mellillo, Rachele Ciccocioppo, Gennaro Taddei, Giuseppe Frieri, Giovanni Latella 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5677-5684. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5677
Brief Reports
Re-evaluation of antitumor effects of combination chemotherapy with interferon-α and 5-fluorouracil for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma 
Munechika Enjoji, Shusuke Morizono, Kazuhiro Kotoh, Motoyuki Kohjima, Yuzuru Miyagi, Tsuyoshi Yoshimoto, Makoto Nakamuta 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5685-5687. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5685
Malignancies associated with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas 
Terumi Kamisawa, Yuyang Tu, Naoto Egawa, Hitoshi Nakajima, Kouji Tsuruta, Atsutake Okamoto 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5688-5690. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5688
Management of hepatocellular adenoma: Solitary-uncomplicated, multiple and ruptured tumors 
Christian Toso, Pietro Majno, Axel Andres, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Thierry Berney, Léo Buhler, Philippe Morel, Gilles Mentha 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5691-5695. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5691
p53 negativity, CDC25B positivity, and metallothionein negativity are predictors of a response of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma to chemoradiotherapy 
Fumiko Sunada, Masayuki Itabashi, Hisanao Ohkura, Toshiyuki Okumura 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5696-5700. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5696
Long-term results of pneumatic dilation for achalasia: A 15 years’ experience 
Panagiotis Katsinelos, Jannis Kountouras, George Paroutoglou, Athanasios Beltsis, Christos Zavos, Basilios Papaziogas, Kostas Mimidis 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5701-5705. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5701
High concentration of antimitochondrial antibodies predicts progressive primary biliary cirrhosis 
Robert Flisiak, Maria Pelszynska, Danuta Prokopowicz, Magdalena Rogalska, Urszula Grygoruk 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5706-5709. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5706
Effects of variant UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 gene, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and thalassemia on cholelithiasis 
Yang-Yang Huang, Ching-Shui Huang, Sien-Sing Yang, Min-Shung Lin, May-Jen Huang, Ching-Shan Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5710-5713. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5710
Intracerebral xenotransplantation of semipermeable membrane- encapsuled pancreatic islets 
Zhao-Liang Xin, Song-Lin Ge, Xiao-Kang Wu, Yan-Jie Jia, Han-Tao Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5714-5717. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5714
Expression of HBsAg and HBcAg in the ovaries and ova of patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Feng Ye, Ya-Fei Yue, Shu-Hong Li, Tian-Yan Chen, Shu-Ling Zhang, Gui-Qin Bai, Min Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5718-5720. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5718
Relationship of human leukocyte antigen class II genes with the susceptibility to hepatitis B virus infection and the response to interferon in HBV-infected patients 
Yong-Nian Han, Jin-Long Yang, Shui-Gen Zheng, Qun Tang, Wei Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5721-5724. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5721
Oral administration of geranylgeranylacetone plus local somatothermal stimulation: A simple, effective, safe and operable preconditioning combination for conferring tolerance against ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat livers 
Ning Fan, Guang-Shun Yang, Jun-Hua Lu, Ning Yang, Hai-Bin Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5725-5731. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5725
Role of perioperative parenteral nutrition in severely malnourished patients with Crohn’s disease 
Guo-Xiang Yao, Xiu-Rong Wang, Zhu-Ming Jiang, Si-Yuang Zhang, An-Ping Ni 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5732-5734. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5732
Clinicopathological significance of FHIT protein expression in gastric adenocarcinoma patients 
Po Zhao, Wu Liu, Ya-Li Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5735-5738. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5735
Case Report
Post-metallic stent placement bleeding caused by stent-induced ulcers 
Chun-Tao Wai, Christopher Khor, Siew-Eng Lim, Khek-Yu Ho 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5739-5741. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5739
Megacolon in adulthood after surgical treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease in early childhood 
Christoph R. Werner, Gisela Stoltenburg-Didinger, Henning Weidemann, Christoph Benckert, Marco Schmidtmann, Ivo R. van der Voort, Viola Andresen, Burghard F. Klapp, Peter Neuhaus, Bertram Wiedenmann, Hubert Mönnikes 
World J Gastroenterol 11(36):5742-5745. Published online Sep 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i36.5742