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Review
Hepatocellular carcinoma: Therapy and prevention 
Hubert E Blum 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7391-7400. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7391
Esophageal Cancer
Expression of human chorionic gonadotropin, CD44v6 and CD44v4/5 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Dao-Ming Li, Shan-Shan Li, Yun-Han Zhang, Hui-Juan Zhang, Dong-Ling Gao, Yong-Xia Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7401-7404. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7401
Gastric Cancer
Gene expression profiling of gastric cancer by microarray combined with laser capture microdissection 
Ming-Shiang Wu, Yi-Shing Lin, Yu-Ting Chang, Chia-Tung Shun, Ming-Tsan Lin, Jaw-Town Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7405-7412. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7405
Basic Research
Effect of synbiotics on intestinal microflora and digestive enzyme activities in rats 
Suh-Ching Yang, Ju-Yen Chen, Huey-Fang Shang, Ting-Ying Cheng, Su Chen Tsou, Jiun-Rong Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7413-7417. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7413
Hepatocyte cytoskeleton during ischemia and reperfusion - influence of ANP-mediated p38 MAPK activation 
Melanie Keller, Alexander L Gerbes, Stefanie Kulhanek-Heinze, Tobias Gerwig, Uwe Grützner, Nico van Rooijen, Angelika M Vollmar, Alexandra K Kiemer 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7418-7429. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7418
Therapeutic effect of DA-9601 on chronic reflux gastritis induced by sodium taurocholate in rats 
Tae Young Oh, Chang Yell Shin, Yong Sung Sohn, Dong Hwan Kim, Byoung Ok Ahn, Eun Bang Lee, Cho Hyun Park 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7430-7435. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7430
Superoxide dismutase prevents development of adenocarcinoma in a rat model of Barrett’s esophagus 
Elena Piazuelo, Carmelo Cebrián, Alfredo Escartín, Pilar Jiménez, Fernando Soteras, Javier Ortego, Angel Lanas 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7436-7443. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7436
Overexpression of NK2 inhibits liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in mice 
Toshiyuki Otsuka, Norio Horiguchi, Daisuke Kanda, Takashi Kosone, Yuichi Yamazaki, Kazuhisa Yuasa, Naondo Sohara, Satoru Kakizaki, Ken Sato, Hitoshi Takagi, Glenn Merlino, Masatomo Mori 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7444-7449. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7444
Increased susceptibility of ethanol-treated gastric mucosa to naproxen and its inhibition by DA-9601, an Artemisia asiatica extract 
Tae Young Oh, Gook Jun Ahn, Seul Min Choi, Byoung Ok Ahn, Won Bae Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7450-7456. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7450
Colon-specific drug delivery systems based on cyclodextrin prodrugs: In vivo evaluation of 5-aminosalicylic acid from its cyclodextrin conjugates 
Mei-Juan Zou, Gang Cheng, Hirokazu Okamoto, Xiu-Hua Hao, Feng An, Fu-De Cui, Kazumi Danjo 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7457-7460. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7457
Fibroblast growth factor-4 and hepatocyte growth factor induce differentiation of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells into hepatocytes 
Xin-Qin Kang, Wei-Jin Zang, Li-Jun Bao, Dong-Ling Li,Tu-Sheng Song, Xiao-Li Xu, Xiao-Jiang Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7461-7465. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7461
Clinical Research
Effect of fish oil enriched enteral diet on inflammatory bowel disease tissues in organ culture: Differential effects on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease 
Doris Meister, Subrata Ghosh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7466-7472. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7466
Expression of triggering receptor on myeloid cell 1 and histocompatibility complex molecules in sepsis and major abdominal surgery 
Nestor González-Roldán, Eduardo Ferat-Osorio, Rosalía Aduna-Vicente, Isabel Wong-Baeza, Noemí Esquivel-Callejas, Horacio Astudillo-de la Vega, Patricio Sánchez-Fernández, Lourdes Arriaga-Pizano, Miguel Angel Villasís-Keever, Constantino López-Macías, Armando Isibasi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7473-7479. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7473
Steatosis recovery after treatment with a balanced sunflower or olive oil-based diet: Involvement of perisinusoidal stellate cells 
Raquel Hernández, Esther Martínez-Lara, Ana Cañuelo, Mª Luisa del Moral, Santos Blanco, Eva Siles, Ana Jiménez, Juan Ángel Pedrosa, MªÁngeles Peinado 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7480-7485. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7480
Prospective randomized comparison of oral sodium phosphate and polyethylene glycol lavage for colonoscopy preparation 
Kai-Lin Hwang, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Koung-Hong Hsiao, Hong-Chang Chen, Ting-Ming Huang, Chien-Ming Chiu, Ger-Haur Hsu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7486-7493. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7486
Viral Hepatitis
Health-related quality of life and impact of antiviral treatment in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C in Taiwan 
Shih-Chao Kang, Shinn-Jang Hwang, Shiang-Ho Lee, Full-Young Chang, Shou-Dong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7494-7498. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7494
Helicobacter Pylori
Bactericidal and anti-adhesive properties of culinary and medicinal plants against Helicobacter pylori 
Rachel O’Mahony, Huda Al-Khtheeri, Deepaka Weerasekera, Neluka Fernando, Dino Vaira, John Holton, Christelle Basset 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7499-7507. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7499
Rapid Communication
Learning curve of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with systemic lymphadenectomy for early gastric cancer 
Min-Chan Kim, Ghap-Joong Jung, Hyung-Ho Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7508-7511. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7508
Baseline characterization of patients aged 70 years and above with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Makoto Nakamuta, Shusuke Morizono, Motoyuki Kohjima, Kazuhiro Kotoh, Munechika Enjoji 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7512-7514. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7512
CT-maximum intensity projection is a clinically useful modality for the detection of gastric varices 
Toru Ishikawa, Takashi Ushiki, Ken-ichi Mizuno, Tadayuki Togashi, Kouji Watanabe, Kei-ichi Seki, Hironobu Ohta, Toshiaki Yoshida, Keiko Takeda, Tomoteru Kamimura 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7515-7519. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7515
Effect of Clostridium butyricum on fecal flora in Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy 
Izumi Shimbo, Taketo Yamaguchi, Takeo Odaka, Kenichi Nakajima, Akinori Koide, Hidehiko Koyama, Hiromitsu Saisho 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7520-7524. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7520
Single nucleotide polymorphisms of OCTN1, OCTN2, and DLG5 genes in Greek patients with Crohn’s disease 
Maria Gazouli, Gerassimos Mantzaris, Athanassios J Archimandritis, George Nasioulas, Nicholas P Anagnou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7525-7530. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7525
Bleeding gastric varices: Results of endoscopic injection with cyanoacrylate at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital 
Phadet Noophun, Pradermchai Kongkam, Sutep Gonlachanvit, Rungsun Rerknimitr 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7531-7535. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7531
Apoptosis mechanisms of human gastric cancer cell line MKN-45 infected with human mutant p27 
Jin-Shui Zhu, Long Wang, Guo-Qiang Cheng, Qin Li, Zu-Ming Zhu, Li Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7536-7540. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7536
Case Report
Is colonoscopy sufficient for colorectal cancer surveillance in all HNPCC patients? 
Vito D Corleto, Ermira Zykaj, Paolo Mercantini, Emanuela Pilozzi, Michele Rossi, Antonella Carnuccio, Emilio Di Giulio, Vincenzo Ziparo, Gianfranco Delle Fave 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7541-7544. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7541
Remission of bronchial asthma after viral clearance in chronic hepatitis C 
Norihiko Yamamoto, Kazumoto Murata, Takeshi Nakano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7545-7546. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7545
Concordance of ulcerative colitis in monozygotic twin sisters 
Madoka Horiya, Satoru Kakizaki, Katsunobu Teshigawara, Yuki Kikuchi, Tetsu Hashida, Yoshio Tomizawa, Tomohiro Iida, Takashige Masuo, Hitoshi Takagi, Masatomo Mori 
World J Gastroenterol 11(47):7547-7549. Published online Dec 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i47.7547