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Autoimmune liver disease and the Canadian First Nations Aboriginal Communities of British Columbia’s Pacific Northwest 
Eric M Yoshida, Mark Riley, Laura T Arbour 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3625-3627. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3625
Topic Highlight
Genetics of inflammatory bowel disease: The role of the HLA complex 
Tariq Ahmad, Sara E Marshall, Derek Jewell 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3628-3635. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3628
Multidrug resistance 1 gene in inflammatory bowel disease: A meta-analysis 
V Annese, MR Valvano, O Palmieri, A Latiano, F Bossa, A Andriulli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3636-3644. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3636
Immunogenetic phenotypes in inflammatory bowel disease 
Marla C Dubinsky, Kent Taylor, Stephan R Targan, Jerome I Rotter 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3645-3650. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3645
Role of discs large homolog 5 
Frauke Friedrichs, Monika Stoll 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3651-3656. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3651
Pharmacogenetics in inflammatory bowel disease 
Marie Pierik, Paul Rutgeerts, Robert Vlietinck, Severine Vermeire 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3657-3667. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3657
Family and twin studies in inflammatory bowel disease 
Leena Halme, Paulina Paavola-Sakki, Ulla Turunen, Maarit Lappalainen, Martti Färkkilä, Kimmo Kontula 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3668-3672. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3668
NOD2: Ethnic and geographic differences 
Juleen Cavanaugh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3673-3677. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3673
OCTNs: Will the real IBD5 gene please stand up? 
Mark S Silverberg 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3678-3681. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3678
Review
Non invasive fibrosis biomarkers reduce but not substitute the need for liver biopsy 
Giada Sebastiani, Alfredo Alberti 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3682-3694. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3682
Platelet-activating factor in liver injury: A relational scope 
Nikolaos P Karidis, Gregory Kouraklis, Stamatios E Theocharis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3695-3706. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3695
Liver Cancer
Combination of repeated single-session percutaneous ethanol injection and transarterial chemoembolisation compared to repeated single-session percutaneous ethanol injection in patients with non-resectable hepatocellular carcinoma 
Arne Dettmer, Timm D Kirchhoff, Michael Gebel, Lars Zender, Nisar P Malek, Bernhard Panning, Ajay Chavan, Herbert Rosenthal, Stefan Kubicka, Susanne Krusche, Sonja Merkesdal, Michael Galanski, Michael P Manns, Joerg S Bleck 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3707-3715. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3707
Activation and dramatically increased cytolytic activity of tumor specific T lymphocytes after radio-frequency ablation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal liver metastases 
Johannes Hänsler, Thaddäus Till Wissniowski, Detlef Schuppan, Astrid Witte, Thomas Bernatik, Eckhart Georg Hahn, Deike Strobel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3716-3721. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3716
Viral Hepatitis
Mutations in carboxy-terminal part of E2 including PKR/eIF2α phosphorylation homology domain and interferon sensitivity determining region of nonstructural 5A of hepatitis C virus 1b: Their correlation with response to interferon monotherapy and viral load 
Koji Ukai, Masatoshi Ishigami, Kentaro Yoshioka, Naoto Kawabe, Yoshiaki Katano, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Takashi Honda, Motoyoshi Yano, Hidemi Goto 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3722-3728. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3722
Basic Research
Anti-inflammatory effects of bifidobacteria by inhibition of LPS-induced NF-κB activation 
Christian U Riedel, Francis Foata, David Philippe, Oskar Adolfsson, Bernhard J Eikmanns, Stephanie Blum 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3729-3735. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3729
Sclerosing cholecystitis associated with autoimmune pancreatitis 
Terumi Kamisawa, Yuyang Tu, Hitoshi Nakajima, Naoto Egawa, Kouji Tsuruta, Atsutake Okamoto, Shinichirou Horiguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3736-3739. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3736
Immunohistochemical expression of mismatch repair genes: A screening tool for predicting mutator phenotype in liver fluke infection-associated intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Upama Liengswangwong, Anant Karalak, Yukio Morishita, Masayuki Noguchi, Thiravud Khuhaprema, Petcharin Srivatanakul, Masanao Miwa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3740-3745. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3740
Rapid Communication
Significance of preoperative C-reactive protein as a parameter of the perioperative course and long-term prognosis in squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus 
Ines Gockel, Kathrin Dirksen, Claudia M Messow, Theodor Junginger 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3746-3750. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3746
N-acetylcysteine does not prevent post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography hyperamylasemia and acute pancreatitis 
Janusz Milewski, Grazyna Rydzewska, Malgorzata Degowska, Maciej Kierzkiewicz, Andrzej Rydzewski 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3751-3755. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3751
Risk factors for retinopathy associated with interferon α-2b and ribavirin combination therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Chiaki Okuse, Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi, Yoshihiko Nagase, Yuhtaro Kobayashi, Kiyomi Yasuda, Kazuhiko Koike, Shiro Iino, Michihiro Suzuki, Fumio Itoh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3756-3759. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3756
Treatment of patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small bowel: Implications of imatinib mesylate 
Chun-Nan Yeh, Tsung-Wen Chen, Ting-Jung Wu, Swei Hsueh, Yi-Yin Jan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3760-3765. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3760
Loss of heterozygosity and microsatellite instabilities of fragile histidine triad gene in gastric carcinoma 
Yu-Ping Xiao, Dong-Ying Wu, Lei Xu, Yan Xin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3766-3769. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3766
Purification and characterization of α-L-fucosidase from human primary hepatocarcinoma tissue 
Chao Li, Jie Qian, Ju-Sheng Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3770-3775. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3770
Case Report
Management of ischemic proctitis with severe rectal haemorrhage: A case report 
Vincent SK Yip, Martin Downey, Nee Beng Teo, John R Anderson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3776-3778. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3776
Large mucinous biliary cystadenoma with “ovarian-like” stroma: A case report 
Mircea Beuran, Mircea Dan Venter, Laura Dumitru 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3779-3781. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3779
Letters To The Editor
Quantitative analysis using ELISA of vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in human colorectal cancer, liver metastasis of colorectal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma 
Muriel Mathonnet, Bernard Descottes, Denis Valleix, François Labrousse, Véronique Truffinet, Yves Denizot 
World J Gastroenterol 12(23):3782-3783. Published online Jun 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i23.3782