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Review
Immunological treatment of liver tumors 
Maurizio Chiriva-Internati, Fabio Grizzi, Cynthia A Jumper, Everardo Cobos, Paul L Hermonat, Eldo E Frezza 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6571-6576. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6571
Management of functional dyspepsia: Unsolved problems and new perspectives 
Ahmed Madisch, Stephan Miehlke, Joachim Labenz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6577-6581. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6577
Esophageal Cancer
Adenovirus expressing p27kip1 suppresses growth of established esophageal carcinoma xenografts 
Wei-Guo Zhang, Qing-Ming Wu, Jie-Ping Yu, Qiang Tong, Guo-Jian Xie, Xiao-Hu Wang, Sheng-Bao Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6582-6586. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6582
Gastric Cancer
Clinical significance of CT-defined minimal ascites in patients with gastric cancer 
Dong Kyung Chang, Ji Won Kim, Byung Kwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee, Chi Sung Song, Joon Koo Han, In Sung Song 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6587-6592. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6587
Polymorphisms of DNA repair genes XRCC1 and XRCC3, interaction with environmental exposure and risk of chronic gastritis and gastric cancer 
Márcia Cristina Duarte, Jucimara Colombo, Andrea Regina Baptista Rossit, Alaor Caetano, Aldenis Albaneze Borim, Durval Wornrath, Ana Elizabete Silva 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6593-6600. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6593
Expression and significance of CD44s, CD44v6, and nm23 mRNA in human cancer 
Yong-Jun Liu, Pei-Song Yan, Jun Li, Jing-Fen Jia 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6601-6606. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6601
Liver Cancer
Assessment of KL-6 as a tumor marker in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Amal Gad, Eiji Tanaka, Akihiro Matsumoto, Moushira Abd-el Wahab, Abd el-Hamid Serwah, Fawzy Attia, Khalil Ali, Howayda Hassouba, Abd el-Raoof el-Deeb, Tetsuya Ichijyo, Takeji Umemura, Hidetomo Muto, Kaname Yoshizawa, Kendo Kiyosawa 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6607-6612. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6607
Modulation of gene expression in MHCC97 cells by interferon alpha 
Wei-Zhong Wu, Hui-Chuan Sun, Lu Wang, Jie Chen, Kang-Da Liu, Zhao-You Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6613-6619. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6613
Colorectal Cancer
Detection of germline mutations of hMLH1 and hMSH2 based on cDNA sequencing in China 
Chao-Fu Wang, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Tai-Ming Zhang, Meng-Hong Sun, Da-Ren Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6620-6623. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6620
Viral Hepatitis
Cytokine profile in Egyptian hepatitis C virus genotype-4 in relation to liver disease progression 
Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Mohammed S El-Din Ashour, Ahmed Hassan, Hanaa M Alam El-Din, Amal MR El-Shehaby, Maha A Abu-Shady 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6624-6630. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6624
Toll-like receptor 4 plays an anti-HBV role in a murine model of acute hepatitis B virus expression 
Wen-Wei Chang, Ih-Jen Su, Ming-Derg Lai, Wen-Tsan Chang, Wenya Huang, Huan-Yao Lei 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6631-6637. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6631
He Jie Tang in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B patients 
Ze-Xiong Chen, Shi-Jun Zhang, Shao-Xian Lao, Hong-Tao Hu, Cui-Yi Zhang, Shi-He Guan, Yan-Li Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6638-6643. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6638
Brief Reports
Herpes simplex virus type 1 in peptic ulcer disease: An inverse association with Helicobacter pylori 
Klisthenis Tsamakidis, Efstathia Panotopoulou, Dimitrios Dimitroulopoulos, Dimitrios Xinopoulos, Maria Christodoulou, Alexandra Papadokostopoulou, Ioannis Karagiannis, Elias Kouroumalis, Emmanuel Paraskevas 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6644-6649. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6644
Endoscopic mucosal resection for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal carcinoma in Barrett’s esophagus: An Italian experience 
Massimo Conio, Alessandro Repici, Renzo Cestari, Sabrina Blanchi, Gabriella Lapertosa, Guido Missale, Domenico Della Casa, Vincenzo Villanacci, Pier Gigi Calandri, Rosangela Filiberti 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6650-6655. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6650
Effect of cytokine gene polymorphism on histological activity index, viral load and response to treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 3 
Zaigham Abbas, Tariq Moatter, Akber Hussainy, Wasim Jafri 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6656-6661. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6656
Gastroprotective activity of Nigella sativa L oil and its constituent, thymoquinone against acute alcohol-induced gastric mucosal injury in rats 
Mehmet Kanter, Halit Demir, Cengiz Karakaya, Hanefi Ozbek 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6662-6666. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6662
Giardiasis in patients with dyspeptic symptoms 
Javed Yakoob, Wasim Jafri, Shahab Abid, Nadim Jafri, Saeed Hamid, Hasnain Ali Shah, Lubna Rizvi, Muhammad Islam, Hizbullah Shaikh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6667-6670. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6667
Plasma carnitine ester profile in adult celiac disease patients maintained on long-term gluten free diet 
Judit Bene, Katalin Komlósi, Beáta Gasztonyi, Márk Juhász, Zsolt Tulassay, Béla Melegh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6671-6675. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6671
Investigation of fundo-antral reflex in human beings 
Satish SC Rao, Anjana Kumar, Brent Harris, Bruce Brown, Konrad S Schulze 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6676-6680. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6676
Validation of four Helicobacter pylori rapid blood tests in a multi-ethnic Asian population 
Lee-Guan Lim, Khay-Guan Yeoh, Bow Ho, Seng-Gee Lim 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6681-6683. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6681
Hepatoprotective effects of Nigella sativa L and Urtica dioica L on lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzyme systems and liver enzymes in carbon tetrachloride-treated rats 
Mehmet Kanter, Omer Coskun, Mustafa Budancamanak 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6684-6688. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6684
Preoperative sorting of circulating T lymphocytes in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Its prognostic significance 
Tadahiro Nozoe, Yoshihiko Maehara, Keizo Sugimachi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6689-6693. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6689
DNA end binding activity and Ku70/80 heterodimer expression in human colorectal tumor 
Paola Mazzarelli, Paola Parrella, Davide Seripa, Emanuela Signori, Giuseppe Perrone, Carla Rabitti, Domenico Borzomati, Armando Gabbrielli, Maria Giovanna Matera, Carolina Gravina, Marco Caricato, Maria Luana Poeta, Monica Rinaldi, Sergio Valeri, Roberto Coppola, Vito Michele Fazio 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6694-6700. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6694
Correlation and prognostic significance of beta-galactoside alpha-2,6-sialyltransferase and serum monosialylated alpha-fetoprotein in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Terence CW Poon, Clarissa HS Chiu, Paul BS Lai, Tony SK Mok, Benny Zee, Anthony TC Chan, Joseph JY Sung, Philip J Johnson 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6701-6706. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6701
Cysteamine increases expression and activity of H+-K+-ATPase of gastric mucosal cells in weaning piglets 
Zhi-Min Shi, Gai-Mei Du, Xi-Hui Wei, Lei Zhang, Jie Chen, Ru-Qian Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6707-6712. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6707
Hepatitis E virus chimeric DNA vaccine elicits immunologic response in mice 
Yan Hong, Bing Ruan, Lian-Hua Yang, Yong Chen, Luo Jing, Yi-Ting Wang, Hua-Jun Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6713-6715. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6713
Relation of overexpression of S phase kinase-associated protein 2 with reduced expression of p27 and PTEN in human gastric carcinoma 
Xiu-Mei Ma, Ying Liu, Jian-Wen Guo, Jiang-Hui Liu, Lian-Fu Zuo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6716-6721. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6716
Case Report
Regression of hepatocellular carcinoma during vitamin K administration 
Kazuhiro Nouso, Shuji Uematsu, Kunihiro Shiraga, Ryoichi Okamoto, Ryo Harada, Shoko Takayama, Wakako Kawai, Shigeru Kimura, Toru Ueki, Nobuaki Okano, Masahiro Nakagawa, Motowo Mizuno, Yasuyuki Araki, Yasushi Shiratori 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6722-6724. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6722
Unicentric Castleman’s disease of the pancreas with massive central calcification 
Oliver Goetze, Matthias Banasch, Klaus Junker, Wolfgang E. Schmidt, Christian Szymanski 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6725-6727. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6725
Bile peritonitis due to intra-hepatic bile duct rupture 
R Lochan, BV Joypaul 
World J Gastroenterol 11(42):6728-6729. Published online Nov 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i42.6728