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Review
Proteolytic-antiproteolytic balance and its regulation in carcinogenesis 
Elzbieta Skrzydlewska, Mariola Sulkowska, Mariusz Koda, Stanislaw Sulkowski 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1251-1266. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1251
Esophageal Cancer
Copy number changes of target genes in chromosome 3q25.3-qter of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: TP63 is amplified in early carcinogenesis but down-regulated as disease progressed 
Chueh-Chuan Yen, Yann-Jang Chen, Chin-Chen Pan, Kai-Hsi Lu, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Jiun-Yi Hsia, Jung-Ta Chen, Yu-Chung Wu, Wen-Hu Hsu, Liang-Shun Wang, Min-Hsiung Huang, Biing-Shiung Huang, Cheng-Po Hu, Po-Min Chen, Chi-Hung Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1267-1272. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1267
Gastric Cancer
A microarray-based gastric carcinoma prewarning system 
Da-Xiang Cui, Li Zhang, Xiao-Jun Yan, Ling-Xia Zhang, Jun-Rong Xu, Yan-Hai Guo, Gui-Qiu Jin, Giovani Gomez, Ding Li, Jin-Rong Zhao, Fen-Chan Han, Ju Zhang, Jia-Le Hu, Dai-Ming Fan, Hua-Jian Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1273-1282. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1273
Colorectal Cancer
Prognostic values of tumor endothelial markers in patients with colorectal cancer 
KA Rmali, MCA Puntis, WG Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1283-1286. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1283
Tumor angiogenesis and dynamic CT in colorectal carcinoma: Radiologic-pathologic correlation 
Zi-Ping Li, Quan-Fei Meng, Can-Hui Sun, Da-Sheng Xu, Miao Fan, Xu-Feng Yang, Dong-Ying Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1287-1291. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1287
Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis B virus infection and coronary atherosclerosis: Results from a population with relatively high prevalence of hepatitis B virus 
De-Yan Tong, Xiao-Hua Wang, Cong-Feng Xu, Ying-Zhen Yang, Si-Dong Xiong 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1292-1296. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1292
Cost-effective method of siRNA preparation and its application to inhibit hepatitis B virus replication in HepG2 cells 
Zhi-Kang Qian, Bao-Qin Xuan, Tai-Shan Min, Jian-Feng Xu, Lin Li, Wei-Da Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1297-1302. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1297
Basic Research
Identification of differentially expressed genes after partial rat liver ischemia/reperfusion by suppression subtractive hybridization 
Christine Fallsehr, Christina Zapletal, Michael Kremer, Resit Demir, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Ernst Klar 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1303-1316. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1303
Changes of the gastric endocrine cells in the C57BL/6 mouse after implantation of murine lung carcinoma: An immunohistochemical quantitative study 
Sae-Kwang Ku, Hyeung-Sik Lee, Joon-Seok Byun, Bu-Il Seo, Jae-Hyun Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1317-1323. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1317
A critical role of gastric mucosal ascorbic acid in the progression of acute gastric mucosal lesions induced by compound 48/80 in rats 
Yoshio Kamiya, Yoshiji Ohta, Yoichiro Imai, Tomiyasu Arisawa, Hiroshi Nakano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1324-1332. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1324
Inactivation of RASSF1A, the tumor suppressor gene at 3p21.3 in extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Yong-Jun Chen, Qi-Bin Tang, Shen-Quan Zou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1333-1338. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1333
Effects of emodin on treating murine nonalcoholic fatty liver induced by high caloric laboratory chaw 
Hui Dong, Fu-Er Lu, Zhi-Qiang Gao, Li-Jun Xu, Kai-Fu Wang, Xin Zou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1339-1344. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1339
Differential phosphorylation of p38 induced by apoptotic and anti-apoptotic stimuli in murine hepatocytes 
Li-Xia Guo, Hong Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1345-1350. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1345
Clinical Research
Microscopic colitis: A retrospective study of clinical presentation in 53 patients 
Zsolt Barta, Gabriella Mekkel, István Csípö, László Tóth, Szabolcs Szakáll, Gábor G. Szabó, Gyula Bakó, Gyula Szegedi, Margit Zeher 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1351-1355. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1351
High relative fat-free mass is important for maintaining serum albumin levels in patients with compensated liver cirrhosis 
Kazuhiro Kotoh, Makoto Nakamuta, Marie Fukushima, Chitose Matsuzaki, Munechika Enjoji, Hironori Sakai, Hajime Nawata 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1356-1360. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1356
Brief Reports
Capsule 13C-urea breath test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection 
Nan-Jing Peng, Kwok-Hung Lai, Ren-Shyan Liu, Shui-Cheng Lee, Daw-Guey Tsay, Ching-Chu Lo, Huei-Hwa Tseng, Wen-Keui Huang, Gin-Ho Lo, Ping-I Hsu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1361-1364. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1361
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients on long-term oral anticoagulation therapy: Endoscopic findings, clinical management and outcome 
Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Konstantinos P Mimidis, George J Theocharis, Anthie G Gatopoulou, Georgios N Kartalis, Vassiliki N Nikolopoulou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1365-1368. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1365
Tissue microarray for high-throughput analysis of gene expression profiles in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kai Liu, Xue-Zhong Lei, Lian-San Zhao, Hong Tang, Li Liu, Ping Feng, Bing-Jun Lei 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1369-1372. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1369
Protective effect of Radix Acanthopanacis Senticosi capsule on colon of rat depression model 
Gao-Hua Wang, Hai-Yan Dong, Wei-Guo Dong, Xiao-Ping Wang, He-Sheng Luo, Jie-Ping Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1373-1377. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1373
Expression and significance of heparanase and nm23-H1 in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Ying-Bin Liu, Shun-Liang Gao, Xiao-Peng Chen, Shu-You Peng, He-Qing Fang, Yu-Lian Wu, Cheng-Hong Peng, Zhe Tang, Bin Xu, Jian-Wei Wang, Gui-Long Deng, Hai-Jun Li, Xue-Dong Feng, Hao-Ran Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1378-1381. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1378
Antitumor effect of Gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, combined with cytotoxic agent on murine hepatocellular carcinoma 
Bu-Dong Zhu, Shou-Jun Yuan, Qi-Cheng Zhao, Xin Li, Yan Li, Qi-Ying Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1382-1386. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1382
Detection and location of Helicobacter pylori in human gastric carcinomas 
Yun-Lian Tang, Run-Liang Gan, Bi-Hua Dong, Ri-Chen Jiang, Rong-Jun Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1387-1391. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1387
Effect of Sinai San decoction on the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in rats 
Qi Zhang, Yan Zhao, Deng-Ben Zhang, Li-Jun Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1392-1395. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1392
Case Report
A case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection following bile duct stenting 
Markus K Diener, Alexis Ulrich, Theresia Weber, Moritz N Wente, Markus W Büchler, Helmut Friess 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1396-1398. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1396
Multiple metastases to the small bowel from large cell bronchial carcinomas 
Davor Tomas, Mario Ledinsky, Mladen Belicza, Božo Krušlin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1399-1402. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1399
Solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: Clinical experience and literature review 
Hsueh-Lien Huang, Shou-Chuan Shih, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Tsang-En Wang, Ming-Jen Chen, Yu-Jan Chan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(9):1403-1409. Published online Mar 7, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i9.1403