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Editorial
Role of microbubble ultrasound contrast agents in the non-invasive assessment of chronic hepatitis C-related liver disease 
Scott Grier, Adrian KP Lim, Nayna Patel, Jeremy FL Cobbold, Howard C Thomas, Isobel J Cox, Simon D Taylor-Robinson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3461-3465. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3461
Topic Highlight
Calcium signaling in cholangiocytes 
Noritaka Minagawa, Barbara E Ehrlich, Michael H Nathanson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3466-3470. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3466
Nervous and Neuroendocrine regulation of the pathophysiology of cholestasis and of biliary carcinogenesis 
Marco Marzioni, Giammarco Fava, Antonio Benedetti 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3471-3480. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3471
Bioinformatic approach for understanding the heterogeneity of cholangiocytes 
Koji Fukushima, Yoshiyuki Ueno 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3481-3486. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3481
Ursodeoxycholic acid treatment of vanishing bile duct syndromes 
Thomas Pusl, Ulrich Beuers 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3487-3495. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3487
Cholangiocyte anion exchange and biliary bicarbonate excretion 
Jesús M Banales, Jesús Prieto, Juan F Medina 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3496-3511. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3496
Biliary wound healing, ductular reactions, and IL-6/gp130 signaling in the development of liver disease 
A J Demetris, John G Lunz III, Susan Specht, Isao Nozaki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3512-3522. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3512
Heterogeneity of the intrahepatic biliary epithelium 
Shannon Glaser, Heather Francis, Sharon DeMorrow, Gene LeSage, Giammarco Fava, Marco Marzioni, Julie Venter, Gianfranco Alpini 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3523-3536. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3523
Estrogens and the pathophysiology of the biliary tree 
Domenico Alvaro, Maria Grazia Mancino, Paolo Onori, Antonio Franchitto, Gianfranco Alpini, Heather Francis, Shannon Glaser, Eugenio Gaudio 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3537-3545. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3537
Cholangiocytes and blood supply 
Eugenio Gaudio, Antonio Franchitto, Luigi Pannarale, Guido Carpino, Gianfranco Alpini, Heather Francis, Shannon Glaser, Domenico Alvaro, Paolo Onori 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3546-3552. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3546
Bile acid interactions with cholangiocytes 
Xuefeng Xia, Heather Francis, Shannon Glaser, Gianfranco Alpini, Gene LeSage 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3553-3563. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3553
Review
Synchronous and metachronous occurrence of gastric adenocarcinoma and gastric lymphoma: A review of the literature 
Erhan Hamaloglu, Serdar Topaloglu, Arif Ozdemir, Ahmet Ozenc 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3564-3574. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3564
Liver Cancer
Hepatocellular carcinoma in Lebanon: Etiology and prognostic factors associated with short-term survival 
César Yaghi, Ala l Sharara, Paul Rassam, Rami Moucari, Khalil Honein, Joseph BouJaoude, Rita Slim, Roger Noun, Heitham Abdul-Baki, Mohamad Khalifeh, Sami Ramia, Raymond Sayegh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3575-3580. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3575
Colorectal Cancer
Apoptosis of human colon carcinoma HT-29 cells induced by ceramide 
Xiao-Feng Zhang, Bai-Xiang Li, Chun-Yan Dong, Rui Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3581-3584. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3581
Basic Research
Gene expression profiling defined pathways correlated with fibroblast cell proliferation induced by Opisthorchis viverrini excretory/secretory product 
Chanitra Thuwajit, Peti Thuwajit, Kazuhiko Uchida, Daoyot Daorueang, Sasithorn Kaewkes, Sopit Wongkham, Masanao Miwa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3585-3592. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3585
Clinical Research
Effect of abdominal trauma on hemorrhagic shock-induced acute lung injury in rats 
Bulent Kilicoglu, Erol Eroglu, Sibel Serin Kilicoglu, Kemal Kismet, Fusun Eroglu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3593-3596. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3593
Rapid Communication
The vital threat of an upper gastrointestinal bleeding: Risk factor analysis of 121 consecutive patients 
Peter Schemmer, Frank Decker, Genevieve Dei-Anane, Volkmar Henschel, Klaus Buhl, Christian Herfarth, Stefan Riedl 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3597-3601. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3597
Roles of syndecan-1, bcl6 and p53 in diagnosis and prognostication of immunoproliferative small intestinal disease 
Kim Vaiphei, Neeraj Kumari, Saroj Kant Sinha, Usha Dutta, Birinder Nagi, Kusum Joshi, Kartar Singh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3602-3608. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3602
Expression of E-selectin, integrin β1 and immunoglobulin superfamily member in human gastric carcinoma cells and its clinicopathologic significance 
Jin-Jing Ke, Qin-Shu Shao, Zhi-Qiang Ling 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3609-3611. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3609
Case Report
Peliosis hepatis as an early histological finding in idiopathic portal hypertension: A case report 
Annalisa Berzigotti, Donatella Magalotti, Paola Zappoli, Cristina Rossi, Francesco Callea, Marco Zoli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3612-3615. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3612
Letters To The Editor
Noni juice is not hepatotoxic 
Brett J West, C Jarakae Jensen, Johannes Westendorf 
World J Gastroenterol 12(22):3616-3619. Published online Jun 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i22.3616