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Current and future applications of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy of the brain in hepatic encephalopathy 
VP Bob Grover, M Alex Dresner, Daniel M Forton, Serena Counsell, David J Larkman, Nayna Patel, Howard C Thomas, Simon D Taylor-Robinson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):2969-2978. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.2969
Review
Cellular and molecular aspects of gastric cancer 
Malcolm G Smith, Georgina L Hold, Eiichi Tahara, Emad M El-Omar 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):2979-2990. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.2979
Helicobacter pylori infection causes gastric cancer A? review of the epidemiological, meta-analytic, and experimental evidence 
Guy D Eslick 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):2991-2999. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.2991
Gastric Cancer
Selective inhibition of cell growth by activin in SNU-16 cells 
Young Il Kim, Hee Joo Lee, Inkoo Khang, Byung-Nam Cho, Ha Kyu Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3000-3005. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3000
Viral Hepatitis
Inhibition of hepatitis B virus DNA replicative intermediate forms by recombinant interferon-γ 
Mohammad Khalid Parvez, Deepak Sehgal, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Seemi Farhat Basir, Shahid Jameel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3006-3014. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3006
T cell immune response is correlated with fibrosis and inflammatory activity in hepatitis B cirrhotics 
Jie-Ting Tang, Jing-Yuan Fang, Wei-Qi Gu, En-Lin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3015-3019. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3015
Basic Research
Image cytometric DNA analysis of mucosal biopsies in patients with primary achalasia 
I Gockel, P Kämmerer, J Brieger, UR Heinrich, WJ Mann, F Bittinger, VF Eckardt, T Junginger 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3020-3025. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3020
γ-aminobutyric acid secreted from islet β-cells modulates exocrine secretion in rat pancreas 
Yong-Deuk Park, Zheng-Yun Cui, Guang Wu, Hyung-Seo Park, Hyoung-Jin Park 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3026-3030. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3026
Gastro-protective action of lafutidine mediated by capsaicin-sensitive afferent neurons without interaction with TRPV1 and involvement of endogenous prostaglandins 
Kazuhiro Fukushima, Yoko Aoi, Shinichi Kato, Koji Takeuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3031-3037. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3031
Helicobacter species ribosomal DNA in the pancreas, stomach and duodenum of pancreatic cancer patients 
Hans-Olof Nilsson, Unne Stenram, Ingemar Ihse, Torkel Wadström 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3038-3043. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3038
Correlation between TIMP-1 expression and liver fibrosis in two rat liver fibrosis models 
Qing-He Nie, Ya-Fei Zhang, Yu-Mei Xie, Xin-Dong Luo, Bin Shao, Jun Li, Yong-Xing Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3044-3049. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3044
An efficient method of sorting liver stem cells by using immuno-magnetic microbeads 
Yu-Fei He, Yin-Kun Liu, Dong-Mei Gao, Jun Chen, Peng-Yuan Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3050-3054. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3050
Effect of recombinant human interleukin-11 on expressions of interleukin-11 receptor α-chain and glycoprotein 130 in intestinal epithelium cell line-6 after neutron irradiation 
Rui-Juan Wang, Rui-Yun Peng, Kai-Fei Fu, Ya-Bing Gao, Rui-Gang Han, Wen-Hua Hu, Qing-Liang Luo, Jun-Jie Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3055-3059. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3055
Effect of early administration of exogenous basic fibroblast growth factor on acute edematous pancreatitis in rats 
Qiang Yan, Xing Yao, Li-Cheng Dai, Guo-Lei Zhang, Jin-Liang Ping, Jian-Fang He, Chun-Fan Han 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3060-3064. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3060
Rapid Communication
Hepatitis B virus x gene and cyanobacterial toxins promote aflatoxin B1-induced hepatotumorigenesis in mice 
Min Lian, Ying Liu, Shun-Zhang Yu, Geng-Sun Qian, Shu-Guang Wan, Kenneth R Dixon 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3065-3072. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3065
Alterations of seminal and hormonal parameters: An extrahepatic manifestation of HCV infection? 
Marilena Durazzo, Alberto Premoli, Cataldo Di Bisceglie, Angela Bertagna, Emanuela Fagà, Giampaolo Biroli, Chiara Manieri, Simona Bo, Gianfranco Pagano 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3073-3076. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3073
Production of reactive oxygen species and expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in rat isolated Kupffer cells stimulated by Leptospira interrogans and Borrelia burgdorferi 
Antonella Marangoni, Silvia Accardo, Rita Aldini, Massimo Guardigli, Francesca Cavrini, Vittorio Sambri, Marco Montagnani, Aldo Roda, Roberto Cevenini 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3077-3081. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3077
Depressed-type (0-IIc) colorectal neoplasm in patients with family history of first-degree relatives with colorectal cancer: A cross-sectional study 
Junko Iwasaki, Yasushi Sano, Kuang-I Fu, Ai Machida, Tatsuya Okuno, Hikaru Kuwamura, Takayuki Yoshino, Kiyomi Mera, Shigeharu Kato, Atsushi Ohtsu, Shigeaki Yoshida, Takahiro Fujii 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3082-3087. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3082
Hydrogen and methane gases are frequently detected in the stomach 
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Tatsuo Akimoto, Hiroto Kato, Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko Nagai, Kazushige Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu Sugimoto, Kazumasa Miki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3088-3091. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3088
Seventy-five gram glucose tolerance test to assess carbohydrate malabsorption and small bowel bacterial overgrowth 
Yoshihisa Urita, Susumu Ishihara, Tatsuo Akimoto, Hiroto Kato, Noriko Hara, Yoshiko Honda, Yoko Nagai, Kazushige Nakanishi, Nagato Shimada, Motonobu Sugimoto, Kazumasa Miki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3092-3095. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3092
Low serum levels of ghrelin are associated with gallstone disease 
Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Guadalupe Ponciano-Rodríguez, Luisa Bermejo-Martínez, Antonio R Villa, Norberto C Chávez-Tapia, Daniel Zamora-Valdés, Raúl Pichardo-Bahena, Blanca Barredo-Prieto, Martha H Uribe-Ramos, Martha H Ramos, Héctor A Baptista-González, Misael Uribe 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3096-3100. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3096
Ileoscopy in 39 hematochezia patients with normal colonoscopy 
SP Misra, M Dwivedi, V Misra 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3101-3104. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3101
Efficacy of one-day quadruple therapy for H pylori infection in Chinese patients 
Xiao-Hui Huo, Jian-Kun Chu, Xiu-Fen Yang, Jing Wang, Li-Jing Zhang, Jin-Cheng Ma, Jun Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3105-3107. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3105
Optimal injection volume of epinephrine for endoscopic treatment of peptic ulcer bleeding 
Tai-Cherng Liou, Shee-Chan Lin, Horng-Yuan Wang, Wen-Hsiung Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3108-3113. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3108
Conversion to sirolimus immunosuppression in liver transplantation recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma: Report of an initial experience 
Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Zheng Wang, Zhi-Quan Wu, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Xiao-Wu Huang, Yao Yu, Jian Sun, Yong-Sheng Xiao, Yi-Feng He, Yu-Qi Wang, Zhao-You Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3114-3118. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3114
Expression of trefoil factors 1 and 2 in precancerous condition and gastric cancer 
Shu-Qing Shi, Jian-Ting Cai, Jian-Ming Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3119-3122. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3119
Primary shunt hyperbilirubinaemia in a large four-generation family confirming autosomal dominant genetic disorder 
Chun-Lian Wang, Xiao-Wei Liu, Fang-Gen Lu, Xiao-Ping Wu, Chun-Hui Ouyang, Dong-Ye Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3123-3125. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3123
Letters To The Editor
This year’s Nobel Prize to gastroenterology: Robin Warren and Barry Marshall awarded for their discovery of Helicobacter pylori as pathogen in the gastrointestinal tract 
Per M Hellström 
World J Gastroenterol 12(19):3126-3126. Published online May 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i19.3126