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Experimental human pain models in gastro-esophageal reflux disease and unexplained chest pain 
Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Peter Funch-Jensen, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2806-2817. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2806
Functional oesophago-gastric junction imaging 
Barry P McMahon, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2818-2824. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2818
Gastric accommodation assessed by ultrasonography 
Odd Helge Gilja, Johan Lunding, Trygve Hausken, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2825-2829. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2825
Functional findings in irritable bowel syndrome 
Iris Posserud, Amanda Ersryd, Magnus Simrén 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2830-2838. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2830
Evaluation of the biliary tract in patients with functional biliary symptoms 
Peter Funch-Jensen, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, László Madácsy 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2839-2845. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2839
Upper gastrointestinal sensory-motor dysfunction in diabetes mellitus 
Jing-Bo Zhao, Jens Brøndum Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Niels Ejskjaer 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2846-2857. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2846
Morphology and motor function of the gastrointestinal tract examined with endosonography 
Svein Odegaard, Lars Birger Nesje, Dag Arne Lihaug Hoff, Odd Helge Gilja, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2858-2863. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2858
New perspectives of studying gastrointestinal muscle function 
Hans Gregersen, Donghua Liao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2864-2869. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2864
Three-dimensional surface model analysis in the gastrointestinal tract 
Donghua Liao, Jens B Frøkjær, Jian Yang, Jingbo Zhao, Asbjørn M Drewes, Odd H Gilja, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2870-2875. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2870
Review
Immune therapy including dendritic cell based therapy in chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Sk Md Fazle Akbar, Norio Horiike, Morikazu Onji 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2876-2883. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2876
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in prevention of gastric cancer 
Yun Dai, Wei-Hong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2884-2889. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2884
Gastric Cancer
Anticancer effect of Jinlongshe granules on in situ-transplanted human MKN-45 gastric cancer in nude mice and xenografted sarcoma 180 in Kunming mice and its mechanism 
Zhi-Hong Yu, Pin-Kang Wei, Ling Xu, Zhi-Feng Qin, Jun Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2890-2894. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2890
Basic Research
Partial Beclin 1 silencing aggravates doxorubicin- and Fas-induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells 
Fanny Daniel, Agnès Legrand, Dominique Pessayre, Nathalie Vadrot, Véronique Descatoire, Dominique Bernuau 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2895-2900. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2895
Down-regulation of survivin expression by small interfering RNA induces pancreatic cancer cell apoptosis and enhances its radiosensitivity 
Hai-Tao Guan, Xing-Huan Xue, Zhi-Jun Dai, Xi-Jing Wang, Ang Li, Zhao-Yin Qin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2901-2907. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2901
Hyperlipidemia intensifies cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis associated with activation of protein kinase C in rats 
Ya-Jun Wang, Jia-Bang Sun, Fei Li, Shu-Wen Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2908-2913. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2908
Rapid Communication
Oxygen radical formation does not have an impact in the treatment of severe acute experimental pancreatitis using free cellular hemoglobin 
Helge Kleinhans, Oliver Mann, Paulus G Schurr, Jussuf T Kaifi, Bente Hansen, Jakob R Izbicki, Tim Strate 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2914-2918. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2914
MRCP and MRI findings in 9 patients with autoimmune pancreatitis 
Terumi Kamisawa, Pong-Yui Chen, Yuyang Tu, Hitoshi Nakajima, Naoto Egawa, Kouji Tsuruta, Atsutake Okamoto, Noriko Kamata 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2919-2922. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2919
Incidence and predictors of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients receiving low-dose aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease 
William Ng, Wai-Man Wong, Wai-Hong Chen, Hung-Fat Tse, Pui-Yin Lee, Kam-Chuen Lai, Sheung-Wai Li, Matthew Ng, Kwok-Fai Lam, Xi Cheng, Chu-Pak Lau 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2923-2927. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2923
Relationship between IFN-γ gene polymorphism and susceptibility to intrauterine HBV infection 
Hui Yu, Qi-Rong Zhu, Shao-Qing Gu, Lin-E Fei 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2928-2931. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2928
Diverticulitis in the young patient-Is it different 
Adi Lahat, Yoram Menachem, Benjamin Avidan, Henit Yanai, Emad Sakhnini, Eytan Bardan, Simon Bar-Meir 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2932-2935. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2932
Effects of ischemic preconditioning on cyclinD1 expression during early ischemic reperfusion in rats 
Fang-Gang Cai, Jian-Sheng Xiao, Qi-Fa Ye 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2936-2940. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2936
Lymph node micrometastasis and its correlation with MMP-2 expression in gastric carcinoma 
Ze-Yu Wu, Jing-Hua Li, Wen-Hua Zhan, Yu-Long He 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2941-2944. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2941
Clinical value of CT three-dimensional imaging in diagnosing gastrointestinal tract diseases 
Shao-Yin Duan, Dan-Tong Zhang, Qing-Chi Lin, Yan-Huan Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2945-2948. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2945
Case Report
Successful aspiration and ethanol sclerosis of a large, symptomatic, simple liver cyst: Case presentation and review of the literature 
Wojciech C Blonski, Mical S Campbell, Thomas Faust, David C Metz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2949-2954. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2949
Autoimmune pancreatitis metachronously associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis with IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration 
Terumi Kamisawa, Pong Yui Chen, Yuyang Tu, Hitoshi Nakajima, Naoto Egawa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2955-2957. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2955
Gastric signet-ring adenocarcinoma presenting with breast metastasis 
Anastasios L Boutis, Charalambos Andreadis, Frideriki Patakiouta, Despina Mouratidou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2958-2961. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2958
Multiple pyogenic liver abscess 
Mabrouk Bahloul, Anis Chaari, Nadia Bouaziz-Khlaf, Hatem Kallel, Leila Herguefi, Hedi Chelly, Chokri Ben Hamida, Mounir Bouaziz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(18):2962-2963. Published online May 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i18.2962