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Review
Helicobacter pylori-infected animal models are extremely suitable for the investigation of gastric carcinogenesis 
Masaaki Kodama, Kazunari Murakami, Ryugo Sato, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Akira Nishizono, Toshio Fujioka 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7063-7071. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7063
Gastric Cancer
Effect of p27KIP1 on cell cycle and apoptosis in gastric cancer cells 
Jian-Yong Zheng, Wei-Zhong Wang, Kai-Zong Li, Wen-Xian Guan, Wei Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7072-7077. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7072
Basic Research
Vitamin B12 deficiency and gastric histopathology in older patients 
KR Dholakia, TS Dharmarajan, D Yadav, S Oiseth, EP Norkus, CS Pitchumoni 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7078-7083. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7078
Reperfusion injury after critical intestinal ischemia and its correction with perfluorochemical emulsion "perftoran" 
Vyacheslav Leontjevich Kozhura, Dmitriy Alexeevich Basarab, Marina Innokentievna Timkina, Arkadiy Mikhailivich Golubev, Vasiliy Ivanovich Reshetnyak, Viktor Vasiljevich Moroz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7084-7090. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7084
Effects of arginine supplementation on splenocyte cytokine mRNA expression in rats with gut-derived sepsis 
Huey-Fang Shang, Chun-Sen Hsu, Chiu-Li Yeh, Man-Hui Pai, Sung-Ling Yeh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7091-7096. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7091
Secretory expression and characterization of a recombinant-deleted variant of human hepatocyte growth factor in Pichia pastoris 
Zhi-Min Liu, Hong-Liang Zhao, Chong Xue, Bing-Bing Deng, Wei Zhang, Xiang-Hua Xiong, Bing-Fen Yang, Xue-Qin Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7097-7103. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7097
A novel gain of function mutant in C-kit gene and its tumorigenesis in nude mice 
Chen-Guang Bai, Xiao-Hong Liu, Qiang Xie, Fei Feng, Da-Lie Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7104-7108. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7104
Clinical Research
Associations between γ-glutamyl transferase, metabolic abnormalities and inflammation in healthy subjects from a population-based cohort: A possible implication for oxidative stress 
Simona Bo, Roberto Gambino, Marilena Durazzo, Sabrina Guidi, Elisa Tiozzo, Federica Ghione, Luigi Gentile, Maurizio Cassader, Gian Franco Pagano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7109-7117. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7109
Usefulness of ω-3 fatty acid supplementation in addition to mesalazine in maintaining remission in pediatric Crohn's disease: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study 
C Romano, S Cucchiara, A Barabino, V Annese, C Sferlazzas, SIGENP Italian Study Group of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7118-7121. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7118
Outcome of non-variceal acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in relation to the time of endoscopy and the experience of the endoscopist: A two-year survey 
Fabrizio Parente, Andrea Anderloni, Stefano Bargiggia, Venerina Imbesi, Emilio Trabucchi, Cinzia Baratti, Silvano Gallus, Gabriele Bianchi Porro 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7122-7130. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7122
Rapid Communication
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and intestinal metaplasia in subjects who had undergone surgery for gastric adenocarcinoma in Northwest Italy 
Giorgio Palestro, Rinaldo Pellicano, Gian Ruggero Fronda, Guido Valente, Marco De Giuli, Tito Soldati, Agostino Pugliese, Stefano Taraglio, Mauro Garino, Donata Campra, Miguel Angel Cutufia, Elena Margaria, Giancarlo Spinzi, Aldo Ferrara, Giorgio Marenco, Mario Rizzetto, Antonio Ponzetto 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7131-7135. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7131
Upregulation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3-1α-hydroxylase by butyrate in Caco-2 cells 
Oliver Schröder, Sinan Turak, Carolin Daniel, Tanja Gaschott, Jürgen Stein 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7136-7141. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7136
Using the polymerase chain reaction coupled with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to investigate the association between bacterial translocation and systemic inflammatory response syndrome in predicted acute severe pancreatitis 
Callum B Pearce, Vitaly Zinkevich, Iwona Beech, Viera Funjika, Ana Garcia Ruiz, Afraa Aladawi, Hamish D Duncan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7142-7147. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7142
Gastro esophageal reflux disease is associated with absence from work: Results from a prospective cohort study 
Andreas Leodolter, Marc Nocon, Michael Kulig, Stefan N Willich, Peter Malfertheiner, Joachim Labenz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7148-7151. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7148
Internet-based data inclusion in a population-based European collaborative follow-up study of inflammatory bowel disease patients: Description of methods used and analysis of factors influencing response rates 
Frank L Wolters, Gilbert van Zeijl, Jildou Sijbrandij, Frederik Wessels, Colm O’Morain, Charles Limonard, Maurice G Russel, Reinhold W Stockbrügger 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7152-7158. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7152
Serum insulin, insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction, and gallstone disease among type 2 diabetics in Chinese population: A community-based study in Kinmen, Taiwan 
Chi-Ming Liu, Tao-Hsin Tung, Shih-Tzer Tsai, Jorn-Hon Liu, Yeh-Kuang Tsai, Victor Tze-Kai Chen, Tseng-Nip Tam, Hsu-Feng Lu, Kuang-Kuo Wang, Chung-Te Hsu, Hui-Chuan Shih, De-Chuan Chan, Pesus Chou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7159-7164. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7159
Evaluation of immunogenicity and reactogenicity of recombinant DNA hepatitis B vaccine produced in India 
Zahid Hussain, Syed S Ali, Syed A Husain, Mohammad Raish, Deepika R Sharma, Premashis Kar 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7165-7168. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7165
Bone disorders in experimentally induced liver disease in growing rats 
Viktória Ferencz, Csaba Horváth, Béla Kári, János Gaál, Szilvia Mészáros, Zsuzsanna Wolf, Dalma Hegedűs, Andrea Horváth, Anikó Folhoffer, Ferenc Szalay 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7169-7173. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7169
Retinol-binding protein, acute phase reactants and Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma 
Νicolas Tsavaris, Christos Kosmas, Petros Kopterides, Dimitrios Tsikalakis, Hlias Skopelitis, Fotini Sakelaridi, Nikitas Papadoniou, Michalis Tzivras, Vasilios Balatsos, Christos Koufos, Αthanasios Archimandritis 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7174-7178. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7174
Histological outcome of chronic hepatitis B in children treated with interferon alpha 
Sobaniec-Lotowska Maria Elzbieta, Lebensztejn Dariusz Marek 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7179-7182. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7179
Effects of Helicobacter pylori infection on gastric epithelial cell kinetics in patients with chronic renal failure 
Selim Aydemir, Binnaz Handan Ozdemir, Gurden Gur, Ibrahim Dogan, Ugur Yilmaz, Sedat Boyacioglu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7183-7187. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7183
Intrahepatic and peripheral T-cell responses in genotype 1b hepatitis C virus-infected patients with persistently normal and elevated aminotransferase levels 
Filiz Akyüz, Nuray Polat, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu, Nevzat Aksoy, Kadir Demir, Fatih Beşışık, Selim Badur, Yilmaz Çakaloglu, Atilla Ökten 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7188-7191. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7188
Diagnostic accuracy of serum biochemical fibrosis markers in children with chronic hepatitis B evaluated by receiver operating characteristics analysis 
Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn, Elżbieta Skiba, Jolanta Tobolczyk, Maria Elżbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Maciej Kaczmarski 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7192-7196. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7192
Effects of L-carnitine in patients with hepatic encephalopathy 
Mariano Malaguarnera, Giovanni Pistone, Rampello Elvira, Carmelo Leotta, Linda Scarpello, Rampello Liborio 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7197-7202. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7197
Synergistic action of famotidine and chlorpheniramine on acetic acid-induced chronic gastric ulcer in rats 
Zhen Qin, Chao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7203-7207. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7203
Effect of liniment levamisole on cellular immune functions of patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Ke-Xia Wang, Li-Hua Zhang, Jiang-Long Peng, Yong Liang, Xue-Feng Wang, Hui Zhi, Xiang-Xia Wang, Huan-Xiong Geng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7208-7210. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7208
Correlation between the expressions of gastrin, somatostatin and cyclin and cyclin-depend kinase in colorectal cancer 
Pei Wu, Jia-Ding Mao, Jing-Yi Yan, Jing Rui, You-Cai Zhao, Xian-Hai Li, Guo-Qiang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7211-7217. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7211
Case Reports
Delayed development of hepatocellular carcinoma during long-term follow-up after eradication of hepatitis C virus by interferon therapy 
Yukiko Ito, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Ryo Nakata, Yoshihisa Kato, Masashi Iori, Keisuke Sakai, Tamiko Takemura, Ryosuke Tateishi, Haruhiko Yoshida, Takao Kawabe, Masao Omata 
World J Gastroenterol 11(45):7218-7221. Published online Dec 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i45.7218