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Editorial
Slow transit constipation: A functional disorder becomes an enteric neuropathy 
Gabrio Bassotti, Vincenzo Villanacci 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4609-4613. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4609
Review
Intestinal mucosal adaptation 
Laurie Drozdowski, Alan BR Thomson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4614-4627. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4614
Novel strategies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: Selective inhibition of cytokines and adhesion molecules 
Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kuniomi Honda, Takahiro Mizutani, Hirotada Akiho, Naohiko Harada 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4628-4635. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4628
RNAi technology: A Revolutionary tool for the colorectal cancer therapeutics 
Wei Lv, Chao Zhang, Jia Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4636-4639. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4636
Gastric Cancer
Suppression of bile acid synthesis by thyroid hormone in primary human hepatocytes 
Ewa Cristine Siljevik Ellis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4640-4645. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4640
Liver Cancer
Cross-species hybridization of woodchuck hepatitis virus-induced hepatocellular carcinoma using human oligonucleotide microarrays 
Paul W Anderson, Bud C Tennant, Zhenghong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4646-4651. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4646
Hepatectomy for huge hepatocellular carcinoma in 634 cases 
Xiao-Ping Chen, Fa-Zu Qiu, Zai-De Wu, Bi-Xiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4652-4655. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4652
Efficacy of ultrasonography and alpha-fetoprotein on early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Fen-Yu Ren, Xi-Xu Piao, Ai-Lian Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4656-4659. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4656
Colorectal Cancer
Expression of NOS and HIF-1α in human colorectal carcinoma and implication in tumor angiogenesis 
Jian-Xian Yu, Lin Cui, Qi-Yi Zhang, Hua Chen, Ping Ji, Hong-Jun Wei, Hai-Yan Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4660-4664. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4660
Viral Hepatitis
Mental and physical symptoms associated with lower social support for patients with hepatitis C 
Julie A Blasiole, Laura Shinkunas, Douglas R LaBrecque, Robert M Arnold, Susan L Zickmund 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4665-4672. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4665
Mental and physical symptoms associated with lower social support for patients with hepatitis C 
Julie A Blasiole, Laura Shinkunas, Douglas R LaBrecque, Robert M Arnold, Susan L Zickmund 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4665-4672. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i27.4665
Differential effects on apoptosis induction in hepatocyte lines by stable expression of hepatitis B virus X protein 
Nicola Fiedler, Ellen Quant, Ludger Fink, Jianguang Sun, Ralph Schuster, Wolfram H Gerlich, Stephan Schaefer 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4673-4682. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4673
Virological course of hepatitis A virus as determined by real time RT-PCR: Correlation with biochemical, immunological and genotypic profiles 
Zahid Hussain, Bhudev C Das, Syed A Husain, Sunil K Polipalli, Tanzeel Ahmed, Nargis Begum, Subhash Medhi, Alice Verghese, Mohammad Raish, Apiradee Theamboonlers, Yong Poovorawan, Premashis Kar 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4683-4688. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4683
H Pylori
H pylori receptor MHC class II contributes to the dynamic gastric epithelial apoptotic response 
David A Bland, Giovanni Suarez, Ellen J Beswick, Johanna C Sierra, Victor E Reyes 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4689-4693. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4689
Basic Research
Effects of Ca2+ channel blockers on store-operated Ca2+ channel currents of Kupffer cells after hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats 
Nan Jiang, Zong-Ming Zhang, Liang Liu, Chi Zhang, Yan-Lu Zhang, Zi-Chao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4694-4698. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4694
Clinical Research
Colorectal mucosal histamine release by mucosa oxygenation in comparison with other established clinical tests in patients with gastrointestinally mediated allergy 
M Raithel, M Weidenhiller, R Abel, HW Baenkler, EG Hahn 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4699-4705. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4699
Correlation of p53 gene mutation and expression of P53 protein in cholangiocarcinoma 
Xiao-Fang Liu, Hao Zhang, Shi-Guang Zhu, Xian-Ting Zhou, Hai-Long Su, Zheng Xu, Shao-Jun Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4706-4709. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4706
Rapid Communication
Growth hormone regulates intestinal ion transport through a modulation of the constitutive nitric oxide synthase-nitric oxide-cAMP pathway 
Roberto Berni Canani, Pia Cirillo, Giuseppe Mallardo, Vittoria Buccigrossi, Annalisa Passariello, Serena Ruotolo, Giulio De Marco, Francesco Porcaro, Alfredo Guarino 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4710-4715. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4710
Low utility of plasma Nociceptin/orphanin FQ in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Aldo Spadaro, Antonino Ajello, Carmelo Luigiano, Carmela Morace, Maria Letizia Resta, Grazia Berlinghieri, Salvatore Campo, Claudio Scisca, Angela Alibrandi, Graziella D’arrigo, Nunziata Alessi, Oscar Ferraù, Maria Antonietta Freni 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4716-4720. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4716
CCR5Δ32 mutation does not influence the susceptibility to HCV infection, severity of liver disease and response to therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Ankur Goyal, PV Suneetha, GT Kumar, Deepak K Shukla, Naveen Arora, Shiv K Sarin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4721-4726. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4721
Coimmunization with IL-15 plasmid enhances the longevity of CD8 T cells induced by DNA encoding hepatitis B virus core antigen 
Wei Zhang, Sheng-Fu Dong, Shu-Hui Sun, Yuan Wang, Guang-Di Li, Di Qu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4727-4735. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4727
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery of abdominal large visceral organs 
Li-Hua Dai, Bo Xu, Guang-Hui Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4736-4740. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4736
Treatment of hepatoma with liposome-encapsulated adriamycin administered into hepatic artery of rats 
Dong-Sheng Sun, Jiang-Hao Chen, Rui Ling, Qing Yao, Ling Wang, Zhong Ma, Yu Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4741-4744. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4741
Role of detection of microsatellite instability in Chinese with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or ordinary hereditary colorectal cancer 
Wen-Zhi Liu, Feng Jin, Zhen-Hai Zhang, Shu-Bao Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4745-4749. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4745
Pharmacodynamic and kinetic effect of rabeprazole on serum gastrin level in relation to CYP2C19 polymorphism in Chinese Hans 
Yong-Mei Hu, Qiao Mei, Xin-Hua Xu, Xiang-Peng Hu, Nai-Zhong Hu, Jian-Ming Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4750-4753. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4750
Case Report
Gastric sarcoidosis mimicking irritable bowel syndrome-Cause not association? 
John Samuel Leeds, Mark Edward McAlindon, Eleanor Lorenz, Asha Kumari Dube, David Surendran Sanders 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4754-4756. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4754
Sustained viral response of a case of acute hepatitis C virus infection via needle-stick injury 
Takayuki Kogure, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Noriatsu Kanno, Koji Fukushima, Yoko Yamagiwa, Futoshi Nagasaki, Eiji Kakazu, Yasunori Matsuda, Osamu Kido, Yu Nakagome, Masashi Ninomiya, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4757-4760. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4757
Amyand’s hernia: A case report 
Sofia Anagnostopoulou, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Theodore G Troupis, Maria Allamani, Alexandros Paraschos, Antonios Mazarakis, Nikolaos I Nikiteas, Alkiviadis Kostakis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4761-4763. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4761
Mutations of the AAAS gene in an Indian family with Allgrove's syndrome 
Ashis Mukhopadhya, Sumita Danda, Angela Huebner, Ashok Chacko 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4764-4766. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4764
Letters To The Editor
TREM-1 expression during major abdominal surgery: Comment on the Gonzalez-Roldan et al paper 
Sebastien Gibot 
World J Gastroenterol 12(29):4767-4767. Published online Aug 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i29.4767