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Review
Enzyme inhibition assay for pyruvate dehydrogenase complex: Clinical utility for the diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis 
Katsuhisa Omagari, Hiroaki Hazama, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6735-6739. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6735
Loss of heterozygosity analyzed by single nucleotide polymorphism array in cancer 
Hai-Tao Zheng, Zhi-Hai Peng, Sheng Li, Lin He 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6740-6744. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6740
Helicobacter Pylori
Soluble adhesion molecules ICAM-1, VCAM-1, P-selectin in children with Helicobacter pylori infection 
Elzbieta Maciorkowska, Maciej Kaczmarski, Anatol Panasiuk, Katarzyna Kondej-Muszynska, Andrzej Kemonai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6745-6750. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6745
Concentrations of gastric mucosal cytokines in children with food allergy and Helicobacter pylori infection 
Elżbieta Maciorkowska, Anatol Panasiuk, Maciej Kaczmarski 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6751-6756. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6751
Basic Research
Effect of bombesin and neurotensin on gut barrier function in partially hepatectomized rats 
Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Ilias H Alexandris, Chrisoula D Scopa, Panagiotis G Mylonas, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Christos D Georgiou, Vassiliki N Nikolopoulou, Constantine E Vagianos 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6757-6764. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6757
Expression of Ki-67, p53, and K-ras in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma 
Seok Jeong, Don Haeng Lee, Jung Il Lee, Jin-Woo Lee, Kye Sook Kwon, Pum-Soo Kim, Hyung Gil Kim, Yong Woon Shin, Young Soo Kim, Young Bae Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6765-6769. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6765
Effect of IL-4 on altered expression of complement activation regulators in rat pancreatic cells during severe acute pancreatitis 
Cheng Zhang, Chun-Lin Ge, Ren-Xuan Guo, San-Guang He 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6770-6774. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6770
Effects of nuclear factor-kappaB on rat hepatocyte regeneration and apoptosis after 70% portal branch ligation 
Wen-Jun Yang, Qi-Yu Zhang, Zheng-Ping Yu, Qi-Tong Song, Hua-Ping Liang, Xiang Xu, Guan-Bao Zhu, Fei-Zhao Jiang, Hong-Qi Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6775-6779. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6775
Effects of different ingredients of zedoary on gene expression of HSC-T6 cells 
Yuan Jiang, Ze-Song Li, Fu-Sheng Jiang, Xin Deng, Cong-Shun Yao, Guang Nie 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6780-6786. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6780
Clinical Research
Changes of duplex parameters and splenic size in liver transplant recipients during a long period of observation 
Bita Boozari, Michael Gebel, Mathias J Bahr, Michael P Manns, Christian P Strassburg, Joerg S Bleck, J Klempnauer, Bjoern Nashan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6787-6791. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6787
Improvement of regional cerebral blood flow after oral intake of branched-chain amino acids in patients with cirrhosis 
Mika Yamamoto, Motoh Iwasa, Kaname Matsumura, Yuri Nakagawa, Naoki Fujita, Yoshinao Kobayashi, Masahiko Kaito, Kan Takeda, Yukihiko Adachi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6792-6799. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6792
Pregnancy is not a risk factor for gallstone disease: Results of a randomly selected population sample 
Thomas Walcher, Mark Martin Haenle, Martina Kron, Birgit Hay, Richard Andrew Mason, Alexa Friederike Alice von Schmiesing, Armin Imhof, Wolfgang Koenig, Peter Kern, Bernhard Otto Boehm, Wolfgang Kratzer 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6800-6806. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6800
Characteristics of patients with columnar-lined Barrett’s esophagus and risk factors for progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma 
Kamal E Bani-Hani, Bayan K Bani-Hani, Iain G Martin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6807-6814. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6807
Association between cag-pathogenicity island in Helicobacter pylori isolates from peptic ulcer, gastric carcinoma, and non-ulcer dyspepsia subjects with histological changes 
Mahaboob Ali, Aleem A Khan, Santosh K Tiwari, Niyaz Ahmed, L Venkateswar Rao, CM Habibullah 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6815-6822. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6815
Single daily amikacin versus cefotaxime in the short-course treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotics 
Tai-An Chen, Gin-Ho Lo, Kwok-Hung Lai, Whey-Jen Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6823-6827. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6823
Rapid Communication
Scattered and rapid intrahepatic recurrences after radio frequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kazuhiro Kotoh, Munechika Enjoji, Eiichirou Arimura, Shusuke Morizono, Motoyuki Kohjima, Hironori Sakai, Makoto Nakamuta 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6828-6832. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6828
Effect of pegylated interferon alpha 2b plus ribavirin treatment on plasma transforming growth factor-β1, metalloproteinase-1, and tissue metalloproteinase inhibitor-1 in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Robert Flisiak, Jerzy Jaroszewicz, Tadeusz W Łapiński, Iwona Flisiak, Danuta Prokopowiczi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6833-6838. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6833
Prevalence and risk factors of stress-induced gastrointestinal bleeding in critically ill children 
Chookhuan Nithiwathanapong, Sanit Reungrongrat, Nuthapong Ukarapol 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6839-6842. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6839
Favorable response to subcutaneous administration of infliximab in rats with experimental colitis 
John K Triantafillidis, Apostolos E Papalois, Aikaterini Parasi, Emmanuel Anagnostakis, Stavros Burnazos, Aristofanis Gikas, Emmanuel G Merikas, Emmanuel Douzinas, Maria Karagianni, Helen Sotiriou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6843-6847. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6843
Relative predictive factors for hepatocellular carcinoma after HBeAg seroconversion in HBV infection 
Kazumoto Murata, Kazushi Sugimoto, Katsuya Shiraki, Takeshi Nakano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6848-6852. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6848
Evaluation of liver tissue by polymerase chain reaction for hepatitis B virus in patients with negative viremia 
Fouad Thakeb, Magdy El-Serafy, Soheir Zakaria, Bahaa Monir, Sahar Lashin, Raghda Marzaban, Mostafa El-Awady 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6853-6857. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6853
Effect of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt on pulmonary gas exchange in patients with portal hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome 
Graciela Martínez-Pallí, Britt B Drake, Joan-Carles García-Pagán, Joan-Albert Barberà, Miguel R Arguedas, Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Jaume Bosch, Michael B Fallon 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6858-6862. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6858
Incidence and localization of lymphoid follicles in early colorectal neoplasms 
Kuang-I Fu, Yasushi Sano, Shigeharu Kato, Takahiro Fujii, Ikuro Koba, Takayuki Yoshino, Atsushi Ochiai, Shigeaki Yoshida, Takahiro Fujimori 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6863-6866. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6863
MSX2 overexpression inhibits gemcitabine-induced caspase-3 activity in pancreatic cancer cells 
Shin Hamada, Kennichi Satoh, Kenji Kimura, Atsushi Kanno, Atsushi Masamune, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6867-6870. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6867
Association of Helicobacter pylori IgA antibodies with the risk of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer 
Timo U Kosunen, Kari Seppälä, Seppo Sarna, Arpo Aromaa, Paul Knekt, Jarmo Virtamo, Anniina Salomaa-Räsänen, Hilpi Rautelin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6871-6874. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6871
Polymorphisms in sulfotransferase 1A1 and glutathione S-transferase P1 genes in relation to colorectal cancer risk and patients’ survival 
Xiao-Feng Sun, Ahmad Ahmadi, Gunnar Arbman, Åsa Wallin, Daniel Asklid, Hong Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6875-6879. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6875
Immunoproteomics of membrane proteins of Shigella flexneri 2a 2457T 
Tian-Yi Ying, Jun-Jun Wang, Heng-Liang Wang, Er-Ling Feng, Kai-Hua Wei, Liu-Yu Huang, Pei-Tang Huang, Cui-Fen Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6880-6883. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6880
Case Report
Non-parasitic splenic cysts: A report of three cases 
Macheras A, Misiakos EP, Liakakos T, Mpistarakis D, Fotiadis C, Karatzas G 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6884-6887. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6884
Secondary pouchitis in a post-operative patient with ulcerative colitis, successfully treated by salvage surgery 
Yuji Toiyama, Toshimitsu Araki, Shigeyuki Yoshiyama, Chikao Miki, Masato Kusunoki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6888-6890. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6888
Crohn’s disease and recurrent appendicitis: A case report 
Ron Shaoul, Yosi Rimar, Aurora Toubi, Jorge Mogilner, Reuven Polak, Michael Jaffe 
World J Gastroenterol 11(43):6891-6893. Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6891