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Esophageal Cancer
Inhibitory effects of extracellular adenosine triphosphate on growth of esophageal carcinoma cells 
Ming-Xia Wang, Lei-Ming Ren, Bao-En Shan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5915-5919. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5915
Gastric Cancer
Prognostic implication of isolated tumor cells and micrometastases in regional lymph nodes of gastric cancer 
Hye Seung Lee, Min A Kim, Han-Kwang Yang, Byung Lan Lee, Woo Ho Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5920-5925. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5920
Liver Cancer
Overexpression of decoy receptor 3 in hepatocellular carcinoma and its association with resistance to Fas ligand-mediated apoptosis 
Hong-Wei Shen, Shun-Liang Gao, Yu-Lian Wu, Shu-You Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5926-5930. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5926
Expressions of inducible nitric oxide synthase and matrix metalloproteinase-9 and their effects on angiogenesis and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Min-Hua Sun, Xi-Chun Han, Ming-Ku Jia, Wei-Dong Jiang, Min Wang, Hong Zhang, Gang Han, Yi Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5931-5937. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5931
Anti-hepatoma effect of arsenic trioxide on experimental liver cancer induced by 2-acetamidofluorene in rats 
Bing Tan, Jie-Fei Huang, Qun Wei, Hong Zhang, Run-Zhou Ni 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5938-5943. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5938
Viral Hepatitis
Excess body weight, liver steatosis, and early fibrosis progression due to hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation 
Pierluigi Toniutto, Carlo Fabris, Claudio Avellini, Rosalba Minisini, Davide Bitetto, Elisabetta Rossi, Carlo Smirne, Mario Pirisi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5944-5950. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5944
Basic Research
Upregulation of cathepsin W-expressing T cells is specific for autoimmune atrophic gastritis compared to other types of chronic gastritis 
Doerthe Kuester, Michael Vieth, Ulrich Peitz, Stefan Kahl, Manfred Stolte, Albert Roessner, Ekkehard Weber, Peter Malfertheiner, Thomas Wex 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5951-5957. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5951
Ischemic preconditioning inhibits development of edematous cerulein-induced pancreatitis: Involvement of cyclooxygenases and heat shock protein 70 
Zygmunt Warzecha, Artur Dembinski, Piotr Ceranowicz, Stanislaw J Konturek, Marcin Dembinski, Wieslaw W Pawlik, Romana Tomaszewska, Jerzy Stachura, Beata Kusnierz-Cabala, Jerzy W Naskalski, Peter C Konturek 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5958-5965. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5958
Role of nuclear receptor CAR in carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity 
Yuichi Yamazaki, Satoru Kakizaki, Norio Horiguchi, Hitoshi Takagi, Masatomo Mori, Masahiko Negishi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5966-5972. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5966
Damaging effects of gliadin on three-dimensional cell culture model 
Ersilia Dolfini, Luca Elli, Leda Roncoroni, Barbara Costa, Maria Pia Colleoni, Vito Lorusso, Simona Ramponi, Paola Braidotti, Stefano Ferrero, Maria Letizia Falini, Maria Teresa Bardella 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5973-5977. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5973
Insulin promotes sinusoidal endothelial cell proliferation mediated by upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor in regenerating rat liver after partial hepatectomy 
Jian-Guo Qiao, Long Wu, Dao-Xiong Lei, Lu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5978-5983. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5978
Clinical Research
Sealing of the hepatic resection area using fibrin glue reduces significant amount of postoperative drain fluid 
Frank Eder, Frank Meyer, Gerd Nestler, Zuhir Halloul, Hans Lippert 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5984-5987. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5984
Low circulating levels of gastrin-17 in patients with Barrett's esophagus 
Pentti Sipponen, Matti Vauhkonen, Timo Helske, Ilpo Kääriäinen, Matti Härkönen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5988-5992. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5988
Brief Reports
Expression profiling of gastric cancer samples by oligonucleotide microarray analysis reveals low degree of intra-tumor variability 
Karolin Trautmann, Christine Steudel, Dana Grossmann, Daniela Aust, Gerhard Ehninger, Stephan Miehlke, Christian Thiede 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5993-5996. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5993
Effect of herpesvirus infection on pancreatic duct cell secretion 
Péter Hegyi, Balázs Ördög, Zoltán Rakonczai Jr, Tamás Takács, János Lonovics, Annamária Szabolcs, Réka Sári, András Tóth, Julius G Papp, András Varró Mária K Kovács, Mike A Gray, Barry E Argent, Zsolt Boldogköi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):5997-6002. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.5997
Haplotype of prostaglandin synthase 2/cyclooxygenase 2 is involved in the susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease 
David G Cox, J Bart A Crusius, Petra HM Peeters, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, A Salvador Peña, Federico Canzian 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6003-6008. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6003
Helicobacter pylori antibiotic resistance in Iran 
Marjan Mohammadi, Delaram Doroud, Nazanin Mohajerani, Sadegh Massarrat 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6009-6013. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6009
Receptor-binding cancer antigen expressed on SiSo cells can be detected in metastatic lymph nodes from gastrointestinal cancers 
Kawin Leelawat, Surang Engprasert, Supathip Tujinda, Cheepsumon Suthippintawong, Munechika Enjoji, Manabu Nakashima, Takeshi Watanabe, Vijittra Leardkamolkarn 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6014-6017. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6014
Normal serum alanine aminotransferase activity in uncomplicated obesity 
Gianluca Iacobellis, Antonio Moschetta, Maria Cristina Ribaudo, Alessandra Zappaterreno, Concetta Valeria Iannucci, Frida Leonetti 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6018-6021. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6018
Endoscopic treatment and follow-up of gastrointestinal Dieulafoy's lesions 
Panagiotis Katsinelos, George Paroutoglou, Kostas Mimidis, Athanasios Beltsis, Basilios Papaziogas, George Gelas, Yiannis Kountouras 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6022-6026. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6022
Manometric assessment of idiopathic megarectum in constipated children 
Giuseppe Chiarioni, Giuseppe de Roberto, Alessandro Mazzocchi, Antonio Morelli, Gabrio Bassotti 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6027-6030. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6027
Different effects of a CD14 gene polymorphism on disease outcome in patients with alcoholic liver disease and chronic hepatitis C infection 
C Meiler, M Mühlbauer, M Johann, A Hartmann, B Schnabl, N Wodarz, G Schmitz, J Schölmerich, C Hellerbrand 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6031-6037. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6031
Hyperhomocysteinemia in ulcerative colitis is related to folate levels 
Petros Zezos, Georgia Papaioannou, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Themistoclis Vasiliadis, Olga Giouleme, Nikolaos Evgenidis 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6038-6042. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6038
CD14 promoter polymorphism in Chinese alcoholic patients with cirrhosis of liver and acute pancreatitis 
You-Chen Chao, Heng-Cheng Chu, Wei-Kuo Chang, Hsin-Hung Huang, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6043-6048. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6043
Balthazar computed tomography severity index is superior to Ranson criteria and APACHE II scoring system in predicting acute pancreatitis outcome 
Ting-Kai Leung, Chi-Ming Lee, Shyr-Yi Lin, Hsin-Chi Chen, Hung-Jung Wang, Li-Kuo Shen, Ya-Yen Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6049-6052. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6049
Downregulation of alpha-fetoprotein siRNA inhibits proliferation of SMMC-7721 cells 
Yun-Shan Wang, Xiao-Li Ma, Tong-Gang Qi, Xiang-Dong Liu, Yue-Sheng Meng, Guang-Ju Guan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6053-6055. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6053
Interaction models of CYP1A1, GSTM1 polymorphisms and tobacco smoking in intestinal gastric cancer 
Jing Shen, Run-Tian Wang, Yao-Chu Xu, Li-Wei Wang, Xin-Ru Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6056-6060. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6056
Effect of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma ligand on inflammation of human gallbladder epithelial cells 
Guang-Dong Pan, Hong Wu, Jiang-Wen Liu, Nan-Sheng Cheng, Xian-Ze Xiong, Sheng-Fu Li, Guo-Fu Zhang, Lu-Nan Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6061-6065. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6061
Case Report
Multiseptate gallbladder with anomalous pancreaticobiliary ductal union: A case report 
Takafumi Yamamoto, Jun Matsumoto, Shinya Hashiguchi, Atsumasa Yamaguchi, Koro Sakoda, Chiaki Taki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6066-6068. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6066
Autoimmune hepatitis triggered by acute hepatitis A 
Hiroto Tanaka, Hiroto Tujioka, Hiroki Ueda, Hiroko Hamagami, Youhei Kida, Masakazu Ichinose 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6069-6071. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6069
Letters To The Editor
Role of von Willebrand factor levels in the prognosis of stage IV colorectal cancer: Do we have enough evidence? 
I. Gil-Bazo, J. A Díaz González, J. Rodríguez, J. Cortés, E. Calvo, J. A. Páramo, J. García-Foncillas 
World J Gastroenterol 11(38):6072-6073. Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6072