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Editorial
Medical treatment of cholestatic liver diseases: From pathobiology to pharmacological targets 
Gustav Paumgartner 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4445-4451. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4445
Therapeutic approaches targeting intestinal microflora in inflammatory bowel disease 
Akira Andoh, Yoshihide Fujiyama 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4452-4460. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4452
Review
Living donor liver transplantation to patients with hepatitis C virus cirrhosis 
Yasuhiko Sugawara, Masatoshi Makuuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4461-4465. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4461
Oncological problems in pancreatic cancer surgery 
Akimasa Nakao, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Naohito Kanazumi, Shuji Nomoto, Yasuhiro Kodera, Soichiro Inoue, Shin Takeda 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4466-4472. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4466
Gastric Cancer
Diagnostic role of serum interleukin-18 in gastric cancer patients 
Duangporn Thong-Ngam, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Rungsun Lerknimitr, Varocha Mahachai, Apiradee Theamboonlers, Yong Poovorawan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4473-4477. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4473
Liver Cancer
Hot water-extracted Lycium barbarum and Rehmannia glutinosa inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis of hepatocellular carcinoma cells 
Jane C-J Chao, Shih-Wen Chiang, Ching-Chiung Wang, Ya-Hui Tsai, Ming-Shun Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4478-4484. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4478
Colorectal Cancer
Risk of colon cancer in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer patients as predicted by fuzzy modeling: Influence of smoking 
Rhonda M Brand, David D Jones, Henry T Lynch, Randall E Brand, Patrice Watson, Ramesh Ashwathnayaran, Hemant K Roy 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4485-4491. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4485
Viral Hepatitis
Inhibition of hepatitis B virus replication by APOBEC3G in vitro and in vivo 
Yan-Chang Lei, You-Hua Hao, Zheng-Mao Zhang, Yong-Jun Tian, Bao-Ju Wang, Yan Yang, Xi-Ping Zhao, Meng-Ji Lu, Fei-Li Gong, Dong-Liang Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4492-4497. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4492
Basic Research
Mechanism for Src activation by the CCK2 receptor: Patho-physiological functions of this receptor in pancreas 
Audrey Ferrand, Sebastien Vatinel, Aline Kowalski-Chauvel, Claudine Bertrand, Chantal Escrieut, Daniel Fourmy, Marlene Dufresne, Catherine Seva 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4498-4503. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4498
Effect of rapamycin on hepatic osteodystrophy in rats with portasystemic shunting 
Schalk W van der Merwe, Maria M Conradie, Robert Bond, Brenda J Olivier, Elongo Fritz, Martin Nieuwoudt, Rhena Delport, Tomas Slavik, Gert Engelbrecht, Del Kahn, Enid G Shephard, Maritha J Kotze, Nico P de Villiers, Stephen Hough 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4504-4510. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4504
Pancreatic regenerating protein (reg I) and reg I receptor mRNA are upregulated in rat pancreas after induction of acute pancreatitis 
Martin H Bluth, Sameer A Patel, Brian K Dieckgraefe, Hiroshi Okamoto, Michael E Zenilman 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4511-4516. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4511
Clinical Research
Ultrasonographic study of mechanosensory properties in human esophagus during mechanical distension 
Ejnar Larsen, Hariprasad Reddy, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4517-4523. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4517
Computed tomographic differentiation between alcoholic and gallstone pancreatitis: Significance of distribution of infiltration or fluid collection 
Young-Sun Kim, Yongsoo Kim, Sung-Kyu Kim, Hyunchul Rhim 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4524-4528. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4524
Characterization of pancreatic stem cells derived from adult human pancreas ducts by fluorescence activated cell sorting 
Han-Tso Lin, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Chung-Lan Kao, Yi-Ming Shyr, Chien-Jen Hsu, Yih-Wen Tarng, Larry L-T Ho, Ching-Fai Kwok, Hung-Hai Ku 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4529-4535. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4529
A population-based follow-up study on gallstone disease among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan 
Tao-Hsin Tung, Hsiao-Man Ho, Hui-Chuan Shih, Pesus Chou, Jorn-Hon Liu, Victor TK Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Chi-Ming Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4536-4540. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4536
Rapid Communication
Decrease of serum carnitine levels in patients with or without gastrointestinal cancer cachexia 
Mariano Malaguarnera, Corrado Risino, Maria Pia Gargante, Giovanni Oreste, Gloria Barone, Anna Veronica Tomasello, Mario Costanzo, Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4541-4545. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4541
Conserved balance of hepatocyte nuclear DNA content in mononuclear and binuclear hepatocyte populations during the course of chronic viral hepatitis 
Hidenori Toyoda, Takashi Kumada, Olivier Bregerie, Christian Brechot, Chantal Desdouets 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4546-4548. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4546
Functional activity of the rectum: A conduit organ or a storage organ or both? 
Ahmed Shafik, Randa M Mostafa, Ismail Shafik, Olfat EI-Sibai, Ali A Shafik 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4549-4552. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4549
Azithromycin in one week quadruple therapy for H pylori eradication in Iran 
Shahrokh Mousavi, Jafar Toussy, Siamak Yaghmaie, Mehrdad Zahmatkesh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4553-4556. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4553
Role of a probiotic (Saccharomyces boulardii) in management and prevention of diarrhoea 
AG Billoo, MA Memon, SA Khaskheli, G Murtaza, Khalid Iqbal, M Saeed Shekhani, Ahson Q Siddiqi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4557-4560. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4557
Intraoperative endoscopy in obstructive hypopharyngeal carcinoma 
Predrag Pesko, Milos Bjelovic, Predrag Sabljak, Dejan Stojakov, Ebrahimi Keramatollah, Dejan Velickovic, Bratislav Spica, Branka Nenadic, Aleksandra Djuric-Stefanovic, Djordjije Saranovic, Vera Todorovic 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4561-4564. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4561
Prognostic value of additional pathological variables for long-term survival after curative resection of rectal cancer 
Bojan Krebs, Miran Kozelj, Rajko Kavalar, Borut Gajzer, Eldar M Gadzijev 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4565-4568. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4565
Time trends of incidence of digestive system cancers in changle of China during 1988-2002 
Jun Tian, Jian-Shun Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4569-4571. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4569
Preventive effects of chitosan on peritoneal adhesion in rats 
Zhi-Liang Zhang, Si-Wei Xu, Xie-Lai Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4572-4577. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4572
Anti-inflammatory effect of Diammonium Glycyrrhizinate in a rat model of ulcerative colitis 
Hao Yuan, Wan-Sheng Ji, Ke-Xiang Wu, Jian-Xin Jiao, Liang-Hua Sun, Yong-Tang Feng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4578-4581. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4578
Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-C and angiogenesis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Ming-Xing Ding, Xing-Qiu Lin, Xiao-Yan Fu, Ning Zhang, Ji-Cheng Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4582-4585. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4582
Case Report
Diagnosis of autoimmune gastritis by high resolution magnification endoscopy 
George K Anagnostopoulos, Krish Ragunath, Anthony Shonde, Christopher J Hawkey, Kenshi Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4586-4587. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4586
Coexistence of esophageal superficial carcinoma and multiple leiomyomas: A case report 
Takeshi Iwaya, Chihaya Maesawa, Noriyuki Uesugi, Toshimoto Kimura, Kenichiro Ikeda, Yusuke Kimura, Shingo Mitomo, Kaoru Ishida, Nobuhiro Sato, Go Wakabayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4588-4592. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4588
A case of gallbladder carcinoma associated with pancreatobiliary reflux in the absence of a pancreaticobiliary maljunction: A hint for early diagnosis of gallbladder carcinoma 
Jin Kan Sai, Masafumi Suyama, Yoshihiro Kubokawa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4593-4595. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4593
A case of peribiliary cysts accompanying bile duct carcinoma 
Fumihiko Miura, Tadahiro Takada, Hodaka Amano, Masahiro Yoshida, Takahiro Isaka, Naoyuki Toyota, Keita Wada, Kenji Takagi, Kenichiro Kato 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4596-4598. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4596
Volvulus of the gall bladder diagnosed by ultrasonography, computed tomography, coronal magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography 
Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Shinichi Satake, Kazunori Yawata, Eri Asakawa, Takashi Mizoguchi, Masayuki Kanematsu, Hiroshi Kondo, Ichiro Yasuda, Kenichi Nonaka, Chihiro Tanaka, Atsushi Misao, Shinji Ogura 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4599-4601. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4599
Branch retinal vein thrombosis and visual loss probably associated with pegylated interferon therapy of chronic hepatitis C 
Luciana Lofego Gonçalves, Alberto Queiroz Farias, Patrícia Lofego Gonçalves, Elbio Antonio D’Amico, Flair José Carrilho 
World J Gastroenterol 12(28):4602-4603. Published online Jul 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4602