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Review
Extraintestinal manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease 
Silvio Danese, Stefano Semeraro, Alfredo Papa, Italia Roberto, Franco Scaldaferri, Giuseppe Fedeli, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Antonio Gasbarrini 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7227-7236. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7227
Liver Cancer
Radiation therapy for portal venous invasion by hepatocellular carcinoma 
Keiichi Nakagawa, Hideomi Yamashita, Kenshiro Shiraishi, Naoki Nakamura, Masao Tago, Hiroshi Igaki, Yoshio Hosoi, Shuichiro Shiina, Masao Omata, Masatoshi Makuuchi, Kuni Ohtomo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7237-7241. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7237
Colorectal Cancer
Effect of oral Lactococcus lactis containing endostatin on 1, 2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon tumor in rats 
Wei Li, Chong-Bi Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7242-7247. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7242
Basic Research
MORT1/FADD is involved in liver regeneration 
Marcus Schuchmann, Felix Rückert, Jose F Garcia-Lazaro, Andrea Karg, Jürgen Burg, Natalia Knorr, Jürgen Siebler, Eugene E Varfolomeev, David Wallach, Wolfgang Schreiber, Ansgar W Lohse, Peter R Galle 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7248-7253. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7248
Vascular endothelial growth factor and angiopoietins regulate sinusoidal regeneration and remodeling after partial hepatectomy in rats 
Hiroaki Shimizu, Noboru Mitsuhashi, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hiroshi Ito, Fumio Kimura, Satoshi Ambiru, Akira Togawa, Hiroyuki Yoshidome, Atsushi Kato, Masaru Miyazaki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7254-7260. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7254
Clinical value of rapid urine trypsinogen-2 test strip, urinary trypsinogen activation peptide, and serum and urinary activation peptide of carboxypeptidase B in acute pancreatitis 
Jesús Sáez, Juan Martínez, Celia Trigo, José Sánchez-Payá, Luis Compañy, Raquel Laveda, Pilar Griñó, Cristina García, Miguel Pérez-Mateo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7261-7265. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7261
Lymphocytic colitis: A clue to bacterial etiology 
Thanaa EA Helal, Naglaa S Ahmed, Osama Abo El Fotoh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7266-7271. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7266
Effects of ethanol on antioxidant capacity in isolated rat hepatocytes 
Sien-Sing Yang, Chi-Chang Huang, Jiun-Rong Chen, Che-Lin Chiu, Ming-Jer Shieh, Su-Jiun Lin, Suh-Ching Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7272-7276. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7272
Clinical Research
Bacterial biota in reflux esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus 
Zhiheng Pei, Liying Yang, Richard M Peek, Jr Steven M Levine, David T Pride, Martin J Blaser 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7277-7283. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7277
Lymphomatous involvement of gastrointestinal tract: Evaluation by positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose 
Sith Phongkitkarun, Vithya Varavithya, Toshiki Kazama, Silvana C Faria, Martha V Mar, Donald A Podoloff, Homer A Macapinlac 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7284-7289. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7284
Have patients with esophagitis got an increased risk of adenocarcinoma? Results from a population-based study 
Seamus J Murphy, Lesley A Anderson, Brian T Johnston, Deirdre A Fitzpatrick, Peter RG Watson, Pauline Monaghan, Liam J Murray 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7290-7295. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7290
Ultrasonographic study of postcibal gastro-esophageal reflux and gastric emptying in infants with recurrent respiratory disease 
Agostino Di Ciaula, Piero Portincasa, Leonardo Di Terlizzi, Domenico Paternostro, Giuseppe Palasciano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7296-7301. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7296
Viral Hepatitis
Human leukocyte antigen class II DQB1*0301, DRB1*1101 alleles and spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus infection: A meta-analysis 
Xin Hong, Rong-Bin Yu, Nan-Xiong Sun, Bin Wang, Yao-Chu Xu, Guan-Ling Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7302-7307. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7302
Rapid Communication
Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury of the small intestine 
Ismail H Mallick, Wen-Xuan Yang, Marc C Winslet, Alexander M Seifalian 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7308-7313. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7308
Plasma leptin and ghrelin concentrations in patients with Crohn’s disease 
Yoshito Nishi, Hajime Isomoto, Hiroaki Ueno, Ken Ohnita, Chun Yang Wen, Fuminao Takeshima, Ryosuke Mishima, Masamitsu Nakazato, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7314-7317. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7314
Accuracy of a predictive model for severe hepatic fibrosis or cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C 
Agostino Colli, Alice Colucci, Silvia Paggi, Mirella Fraquelli, Sara Massironi, Marco Andreoletti, Vittorio Michela, Dario Conte 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7318-7322. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7318
Combined carriership of TLR9 -1237C and CD14 -260T alleles enhances the risk of developing chronic relapsing pouchitis 
KM Lammers, S Ouburg, SA Morré, JBA Crusius, P Gionchetti, F Rizzello, C Morselli, E Caramelli, R Conte, G Poggioli, M Campieri, AS Peña 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7323-7329. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7323
Impairment of IFN-α production capacity in patients with hepatitis C virus and the risk of the development of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kazuko Uno, Yoshiki Suginoshita, Kazuhiro Kakimi, Fuminori Moriyasu, Mayumi Hirosaki, Taro Shirakawa, Tsunataro Kishida 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7330-7334. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7330
Risk factors for bleeding after endoscopic mucosal resection 
Masatsugu Shiba, Kazuhide Higuchi, Kaori Kadouchi, Ai Montani, Kazuki Yamamori, Hirotoshi Okazaki, Makiko Taguchi, Tomoko Wada, Atsushi Itani, Toshio Watanabe, Kazunari Tominaga, Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Tomoshige Hayashi, Kei Tsumura, Tetsuo Arakawa 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7335-7339. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7335
Stool antigen tests in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection before and after eradication therapy 
Lea Veijola, Eveliina Myllyluoma, Riitta Korpela, Hilpi Rautelin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7340-7344. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7340
Disrupted NF-κB activation after partial hepatectomy does not impair hepatocyte proliferation in rats 
Stéphanie Laurent, Yves Horsmans, Peter Stärkel, Isabelle Leclercq, Christine Sempoux, Luc Lambotte 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7345-7350. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7345
Serum arylesterase and paraoxonase activity in patients with chronic hepatitis 
Suleyman Sirri Kilic, Suleyman Aydin, Nermin Kilic, Fazilet Erman, Suna Aydin, İlhami Celik 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7351-7354. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7351
Effects of fermented soy milk on the liver lipids under oxidative stress 
Ching-Yi Lin, Zheng-Yu Tsai, I-Chi Cheng, Shyh-Hsiang Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7355-7358. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7355
Alteration of chaperonin60 and pancreatic enzyme in pancreatic acinar cell under pathological condition 
Yong-Yu Li, Moise Bendayan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7359-7363. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7359
Determination of platelet-activating factor by reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography and its application in viral hepatitis 
Hong-Cui Cao, Xiao-Ming Chen, Wei Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7364-7367. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7364
Chloromycetin resistance of clinically isolated E coli is conversed by using EGS technique to repress the chloromycetin acetyl transferase 
Mei-Ying Gao, Chuan-Rui Xu, Ru Chen, Shou-Gui Liu, Jiang-Nan Feng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7368-7373. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7368
Peritoneal lavage cytology and carcinoembryonic antigen determination in predicting peritoneal metastasis and prognosis of gastric cancer 
Ji-Kun Li, Miao Zheng, Chuan-Wen Miao, Jian-Hai Zhang, Guang-Han Ding, Wen-Shen Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7374-7377. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7374
Small intestinal submucosa improves islet survival and function during in vitro culture 
Xiao-Hui Tian, Wu-Jun Xue, Xiao-Ming Ding, Xin-Lu Pang, Yan Teng, Pu-Xun Tian, Xin-Shun Feng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7378-7383. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7378
Letters To The Editor
Complete or partial trisomy 3 in gastro-intestinal MALT lymphomas co-occurs with aberrations at 18q21 and correlates with advanced disease stage: A study on 25 cases 
Jens Krugmann, Alexandar Tzankov, Stephan Dirnhofer, Falko Fend, Dominik Wolf, Reiner Siebert, Pensiri Probst, Martin Erdel 
World J Gastroenterol 11(46):7384-7385. Published online Dec 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i46.7384