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Editorial
Role of receptor tyrosine kinases in gastric cancer: New targets for a selective therapy 
JC Becker, C Müller-Tidow, H Serve, W Domschke, T Pohle 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3297-3305. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3297
Review
Antibiotics and probiotics in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease 
Paolo Gionchetti, Fernando Rizzello, Karen M Lammers, Claudia Morselli, Lucia Sollazzi, Samuel Davies, Rosy Tambasco, Carlo Calabrese, Massimo Campieri 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3306-3313. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3306
Consensus of primary care in acute pancreatitis in Japan 
Makoto Otsuki, Masahiko Hirota, Shinju Arata, Masaru Koizumi, Shigeyuki Kawa, Terumi Kamisawa, Kazunori Takeda, Toshihiko Mayumi, Motoji Kitagawa, Tetsuhide Ito, Kazuo Inui, Tooru Shimosegawa, Shigeki Tanaka, Keisho Kataoka, Hiromitsu Saisho, Kazuichi Okazaki, Yosikazu Kuroda, Norio Sawabu, Yoshifumi Takeyama, The Research Committee of Intractable Diseases of the Pancreas 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3314-3323. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3314
Gastric Cancer
Relationships between mucinous gastric carcinoma, MUC2 expression and survival 
Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Farid Zerimech, Guillaume Piessen, Agnès Wacrenier, Xavier Leroy, Marie-Christine Copin, Christophe Mariette, Jean-Pierre Aubert, Nicole Porchet, Marie-Pierre Buisine 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3324-3331. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3324
Liver Cancer
Reversing multidrug resistance by RNA interference through the suppression of MDR1 gene in human hepatoma cells 
Xiao-Ping Chen, Qi Wang, Jian Guan, Zhi-Yong Huang, Wan-Guang Zhang, Bi-Xiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3332-3337. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3332
Viral Hepatitis
Matrix-derived serum markers in monitoring liver fibrosis in children with chronic hepatitis B treated with interferon alpha 
Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn, Maria Elżbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Maciej Kaczmarski, Michael Voelker, Detlef Schuppan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3338-3343. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3338
Basic Research
Identification of biomarkers of human pancreatic adenocarcinomas by expression profiling and validation with gene expression analysis in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration samples 
Henrik Laurell, Michèle Bouisson, Philippe Berthelémy, Philippe Rochaix, Sébastien Déjean, Philippe Besse, Christiane Susini, Lucien Pradayrol, Nicole Vaysse, Louis Buscail 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3344-3351. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3344
Adiponectin deficiency exacerbates lipopolysaccharide/D-galactosamine-induced liver injury in mice 
Hitoshi Matsumoto, Shinji Tamura, Yoshihiro Kamada, Shinichi Kiso, Juichi Fukushima, Akira Wada, Norikazu Maeda, Shinji Kihara, Tohru Funahashi, Yuji Matsuzawa, Iichiro Shimomura, Norio Hayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3352-3358. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3352
Effect of solanine on the membrane potential of mitochondria in HepG2 cells and [Ca2+]i in the cells 
Shi-Yong Gao, Qiu-Juan Wang, Yu-Bin Ji 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3359-3367. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3359
Dynamic functional and ultrastructural changes of gastric parietal cells induced by water immersion-restraint stress in rats 
Yu-Mei Li, Guo-Ming Lu, Xiao-Ping Zou, Zhao-Shen Li, Gui-Yong Peng, Dian-Chun Fang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3368-3372. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3368
Cloning and molecular characterization of Δ12-fatty acid desaturase gene from Mortierella isabellina 
Ming-Chun Li, Hang Li, Dong-Sheng Wei, Lai-Jun Xing 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3373-3379. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3373
Clinical Research
Malnutrition affects quality of life in gastroenterology patients 
Kristina Norman, Henriette Kirchner, Herbert Lochs, Matthias Pirlich 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3380-3385. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3380
Malnutrition affects quality of life in gastroenterology patients 
Kristina Norman, Henriette Kirchner, Herbert Lochs, Matthias Pirlich 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3380-3385. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3385
Rectal nitric oxide as biomarker in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: Responders versus nonresponders 
Tryggve Ljung, Sofie Lundberg, Mark Varsanyi, Catharina Johansson, Peter T Schmidt, Max Herulf, Jon O Lundberg, Per M Hellström 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3386-3392. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3386
Effects of adacolumn selective leukocytapheresis on plasma cytokines during active disease in patients with active ulcerative colitis 
Hiroyuki Hanai, Takayuki Iida, Masami Yamada, Yoshihiko Sato, Ken Takeuchi, Tatsuo Tanaka, Kenji Kondo, Masataka Kikuyama, Yasuhiko Maruyama, Yasushi Iwaoka, Akiko Nakamura, Kazuhisa Hirayama, Abby R Saniabadi, Fumitoshi Watanabe 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3393-3399. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3393
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may not be a severe disease at presentation among Asian Indians 
Kaushal Madan, Yogesh Batra, S Datta Gupta, Bal Chander, K D Anand Rajan, M S Tewatia, S K Panda, S K Acharya 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3400-3405. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3400
Rapid Communication
Perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (p-anca) in chronic ulcerative colitis: Experience in a Mexican institution 
Jesus K Yamamoto-Furusho, Takeshi Takahashi-Monroy, Omar Vergara-Fernandez, Edgardo Reyes, Luis Uscanga 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3406-3409. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3406
Experimental obstructive jaundice alters claudin-4 expression in intestinal mucosa: Effect of bombesin and neurotensin 
Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Constantine E Vagianos, Aristides S Charonis, Ilias H Alexandris, Iris Spiliopoulou, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Vassiliki N Nikolopoulou, Chrisoula D Scopa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3410-3415. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3410
Role of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells in inflammatory bowel disease 
Michalis Tzivras, Vassilios Koussoulas, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Dimitrios Tzivras, Thomas Tsaganos, Pantelis Koutoukas, Helen Giamarellou, Athanasios Archimandritis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3416-3419. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3416
Prevalence of occult HBV infection in haemodialysis patients with chronic HCV 
Vedat Goral, Hamza Ozkul, Selahattin Tekes, Dede Sit, Ali Kemal Kadiroglu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3420-3424. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3420
Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 is associated with p53 accumulation in premalignant and malignant gallbladder lesions 
Mateja Legan, Boštjan Luzar, Vera Ferlan Marolt, Andrej Cör 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3425-3429. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3425
Glycemic index of cereals and tubers produced in China 
Yue-Xin Yang, Hong-Wei Wang, Hong-Mei Cui, Yan Wang, Lian-Da Yu, Shi-Xue Xiang, Shui-Ying Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3430-3433. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3430
A randomized controlled clinical trial: Interruption of intrauterine transmission of hepatitis B virus infection with HBIG 
Qin Xu, Lin Xiao, Xiao-Bo Lu, Yue-Xin Zhang, Xia Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3434-3437. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3434
Study on biological characters of SGC7901 gastric cancer cell-dendritic cell fusion vaccines 
Kun Zhang, Peng-Fen Gao, Pei-Wu Yu, Yun Rao, Li-Xin Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3438-3441. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3438
Case Report
Granular cell tumor of stomach: A case report and review of literature 
Rosalia Patti, Piero Luigi Almasio, Gaetano Di Vita 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3442-3445. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3442
Primary signet-ring cell carcinoma of the colon at early stage: A case report and a review of the literature 
Kuang-I Fu, Yasushi Sano, Shigeharu Kato, Hiroki Saito, Atsushi Ochiai, Takahiro Fujimori, Yutaka Saito, Takahisa Matsuda, Takahiro Fujii, Shigeaki Yoshida 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3446-3449. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3446
Postoperative bile leakage managed successfully by intrahepatic biliary ablation with ethanol 
Tetsuya Shimizu, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Satoshi Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Shigeki Yokomuro, Yasuo Arima, Koho Akimaru, Takashi Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3450-3452. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3450
Synchronous anorectal melanoma 
Drinko Balicevic, Karla Tomic, Miroslav Bekavac-Beslin, Igor Kovacevic, August Mijic, Mladen Belicza, Bozo Kruslin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(21):3453-3455. Published online Jun 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i21.3453