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Editorial
Role of Toll-like receptors in health and diseases of gastrointestinal tract 
Greg Harris, Rhonda KuoLee, Wangxue Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2149-2160. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2149
Review
Treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Juergen Siebler, Peter R Galle 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2161-2167. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2161
Gastric Cancer
Mechanisms inactivating the gene for E-cadherin in sporadic gastric carcinomas 
Yao-Chi Liu, Chen-Yang Shen, Hurng-Sheng Wu, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh, De-Chuan Chan, Cheng-Jueng Chen, Jyh-Cherng Yu, Cheng-Ping Yu, Horng-Jyh Harn, Peng-Jen Chen, Chung-Bao Hsieh, Teng-Wei Chen, Huan-Mieng Hsu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2168-2173. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2168
Helicobacter Pylori
Effect of NaCl and Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin on cytokine expression and viability 
Juan Sun, Kazuo Aoki, Jin-Xu Zheng, Bing-Zhong Su, Xiao-Hui Ouyang, Junichi Misumi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2174-2180. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2174
Helicobacter pylori and other Helicobacter species DNA in human bile samples from patients with various hepato-biliary diseases 
Santosh K Tiwari, Aleem A Khan, Mohd Ibrahim, Mohd Aejaz Habeeb, C M Habibullah 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2181-2186. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2181
Basic Research
Liver fibrosis and tissue architectural change measurement using fractal-rectified metrics and Hurst’s exponent 
Nicola Dioguardi, Fabio Grizzi, Barbara Franceschini, Paola Bossi, Carlo Russo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2187-2194. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2187
Comparison of protocatechuic aldehyde in Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza and corresponding pharmacological sera from normal and fibrotic rats by high performance liquid chromatography 
Tao Lv, Xi-Xian Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2195-2200. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2195
Clinical Research
Treatment of active steroid-refractory inflammatory bowel diseases with granulocytapheresis: Our experience with a prospective study 
Bresci Giampaolo, Parisi Giuseppe, Bertoni Michele, Mazzoni Alessandro, Scatena Fabrizio, Capria Alfonso 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2201-2204. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2201
Echo-enhanced ultrasound with pulse inversion imaging: A new imaging modality for the differentiation of cystic pancreatic tumours 
Steffen Rickes, Klaus Mönkemüller, Peter Malfertheiner 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2205-2208. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2205
Surgical anatomy of the innervation of pylorus in human and Suncus murinus, in relation to surgical technique for pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy 
Shuang-Qin Yi, Fei Ru, Tetsuo Ohta, Hayato Terayama, Munekazu Naito, Shogo Hayashi, Sichen Buhe, Nozomi Yi, Takayoshi Miyaki, Shigenori Tanaka, Masahiro Itoh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2209-2216. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2209
Estimating liver weight of adults by body weight and gender 
See Ching Chan, Chi Leung Liu, Chung Mau Lo, Banny K Lam, Evelyn W Lee, Yik Wong, Sheung Tat Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2217-2222. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2217
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors in a cohort of Chinese patients in Hong Kong 
Kam Hoi Chan, Chun Wing Chan, Wai Hung Chow, Wai Keung Kwan, Chi Kwan Kong, Ka Fung Mak, Miu Yi Leung, Lin Kiu Lau 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2223-2228. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2223
Establishment of risk model for pancreatic cancer in Chinese Han population 
Xing-Hua Lu, Li Wang, Hui Li, Jia-Ming Qian, Rui-Xue Deng, Lu Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2229-2234. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2229
Rapid Communication
Prevalence of hepatitis B virus precore stop codon mutations in chronically infected children 
Philip Wintermeyer, Patrick Gerner, Stephan Gehring, Afshin Karimi, Stefan Wirth 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2235-2238. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2235
Copper toxicosis gene MURR1 is not changed in Wilson disease patients with normal blood ceruloplasmin levels 
Karl Heinz Weiss, Uta Merle, Mark Schaefer, Peter Ferenci, Joachim Fullekrug, Wolfgang Stremmel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2239-2242. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2239
Actigraphy: A new diagnostic tool for hepatic encephalopathy 
Isabelle Hourmand-Ollivier, Marie-Astrid Piquet, Jean Pierre Toudic, Pierre Denise, Thông Dao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2243-2244. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2243
Hepatoprotective effect of manual acupuncture at acupoint GB34 against CCl4-induced chronic liver damage in rats 
Yun-Kyoung Yim, Hyun Lee, Kwon-Eui Hong, Young-Il Kim, Byung-Ryul Lee, Tae-Han Kim, Ji-Young Yi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2245-2249. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2245
Aberrant expression of krÜppel-like factor 6 protein in colorectal cancers 
Yong-Gu Cho, Byung-Jun Choi, Jae-Whie Song, Su-Young Kim, Suk-Woo Nam, Sug-Hyung Lee, Nam-Jin Yoo, Jung-Young Lee, Won-Sang Park 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2250-2253. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2250
Acute myopathy associated with liver cirrhosis 
Ok-Jae Lee, Jee-Hyang Yoon, Eun-Jeong Lee, Hyun-Jin Kim, Tae-Hyo Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2254-2258. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2254
Signal transduction of bombesin-induced circular smooth muscle cell contraction in cat esophagus 
Sung-Uk Park, Chang-Yell Shin, Jung-Su Ryu, Hyen-O La, Sun-Young Park, Hyun-Ju Song, Young-Sil Min, Dong-Seok Kim, Uy-Dong Sohn 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2259-2263. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2259
Molecularly defined adult-type hypolactasia in school-aged children with a previous history of cow’s milk allergy 
Heli Rasinperä, Kristiina Saarinen, Anna Pelkonen, Irma Järvelä, Erkki Savilahti, Kaija-Leena Kolho 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2264-2268. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2264
Gilbert’s syndrome: High frequency of the (TA)7 TAA allele in India and its interaction with a novel CAT insertion in promoter of the gene for bilirubin UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1 gene 
Shabana Farheen, Sanghamitra Sengupta, Amal Santra, Suparna Pal, Gopal Krishna Dhali, Meenakshi Chakravorty, Partha P Majumder, Abhijit Chowdhury 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2269-2275. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2269
Ultrasonic characterization of porcine liver tissue at frequency between 25 to 55 MHz 
Xiao-Zhou Liu, Xiu-Fen Gong, Dong Zhang, Shi-Gong Ye, Bing Rui 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2276-2279. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2276
Antiviral effect of Chinese medicine jiaweisinisan in hepatitis B virus transgenic mice 
Xiao-Yin Chen, Guang-Dong Tong, Fang Xia 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2280-2283. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2280
Effect of explosive noise on gastrointestinal transit and plasma levels of polypeptide hormones 
Zhen-Bin Mu, Yu-Xin Huang, Bao-Min Zhao, Zhen-Xiong Liu, Bing-Hua Zhang, Qing-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2284-2287. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2284
Assay of gastrin and somatostatin in gastric antrum tissues of children with chronic gastritis and duodenal ulcer 
Xiao-Zhi Xie, Zhi-Guang Zhao, Dan-Si Qi, Zong-Min Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2288-2290. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2288
Case Report
Cholelithiasis associated with haemolytic-uraemic syndrome 
Deepak Kejariwal 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2291-2292. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2291
Extended surgical resection for xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis mimicking advanced gallbladder carcinoma: A case report and review of literature 
Antonino Spinelli, Guido Schumacher, Andreas Pascher, Enrique Lopez-Hanninen, Hussain Al-Abadi, Christoph Benckert, Igor M Sauer, Johann Pratschke, Ulf P Neumann, Sven Jonas, Jan M Langrehr, Peter Neuhaus 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2293-2296. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2293
Development of multiple myeloma in a patient with chronic hepatitis C: A case report and review of the literature 
Peter Laszlo Lakatos, Sandor Fekete, Margit Horanyi, Simon Fischer, Margit E Abonyi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2297-2300. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2297
A rare case of enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma presenting as acute renal failure 
Milena Bakrac, Branka Bonaci, Miodrag Krstic, Sanja Simic, Milica Colovic 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2301-2304. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2301
An interesting cause of esophageal ulcer etiology: Multiple myeloma of IgG kappa subtype 
Yavuz Pehlivan, Alper Sevinc, Ibrahim Sari, Murat T Gulsen, Mehmet Buyukberber, Mehmet E Kalender, Celalettin Camci 
World J Gastroenterol 12(14):2305-2307. Published online Apr 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i14.2305