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Editorial
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the metabolic syndrome: Effects of weight loss and a review of popular diets. Are low carbohydrate diets the answer? 
Harjot K Gill, George Y Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):345-353. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.345
Review
Epidemiology of gastric cancer 
Katherine D Crew, Alfred I Neugut 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):354-362. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.354
Stem cells and cancer: Evidence for bone marrow stem cells in epithelial cancers 
Han-Chen Li, Calin Stoicov, Arlin B Rogers, JeanMarie Houghton 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):363-371. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.363
Current role of surgical therapy in gastric cancer 
Ryan Swan, Thomas J Miner 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):372-379. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.372
Gene therapy for gastric cancer: Is it promising? 
Andreas P Sutter, Henry Fechner 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):380-387. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.380
Basic Research
Effect of nuclear factor kappa B on intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression and neutrophil infiltration in lung injury induced by intestinal ischemia/reperfusion in rats 
Xiao-Feng Tian, Ji-Hong Yao, Ying-Hua Li, Xue-Song Zhang, Bing-An Feng, Chun-Ming Yang, Shu-Sen Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):388-392. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.388
Cocultivation of umbilical cord blood CD34+ cells with retro-transduced hMSCs leads to effective amplification of long-term culture-initiating cells 
Chun-Gang Xie, Jin-Fu Wang, Ying Xiang, Li-Yan Qiu, Bing-Bing Jia, Li-Juan Wang, Guo-Zhong Wang, Guo-Ping Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):393-402. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.393
Role of Kupffer cells in acute hemorrhagic necrotizing pancreatitis-associated lung injury of rats 
Hong-Bin Liu, Nai-Qiang Cui, Dong-Hua Li, Chang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):403-407. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.403
Portal vein embolization induces compensatory hypertrophy of remnant liver 
Jing-Yao Huang, Wei-Zhu Yang, Jian-Jun Li, Na Jiang, Qu-Bin Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):408-414. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.408
Analysis of p53 and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in human gallbladder carcinoma for the determination of tumor vascularity 
Yu Tian, Ren-Yu Ding, Ying-Hui Zhi, Ren-Xuan Guo, Shuo-Dong Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):415-419. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.415
Effect of genistein on voltage-gated potassium channels in guinea pig proximal colon smooth muscle cells 
Shi-Ying Li, Bin-Bin Huang, Shou Ouyang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):420-425. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.420
Clinical Research
Long-term outcome of endoscopic metallic stenting for benign biliary stenosis associated with chronic pancreatitis 
Taketo Yamaguchi, Takeshi Ishihara, Katsutoshi Seza, Akihiko Nakagawa, Kentarou Sudo, Katsuyuki Tawada, Teruo Kouzu, Hiromitsu Saisho 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):426-430. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.426
Viral Hepatitis
Favorable outcomes of hilar duct oriented hepatic resection for high grade Tsunoda type hepatolithiasis 
Bong-Wan Kim, Hee-Jung Wang, Wook-Hwan Kim, Myung-Wook Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):431-436. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.431
Rapid Communication
Differential c-erbB-1 and c-erbB-2 mRNA expression in cancer of the pancreas compared with cancer of the papilla of Vater 
Klaus L Prenzel, Ute Warnecke-Eberz, Jan Brabender, Stephan E Baldus, Elfriede Bollschweiler, Christian A Gutschow, Uta Drebber, Arnulf H Hoelscher, Paul M Schneider 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):437-442. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.437
Polymorphisms in interleukin-10 gene according to mutations of NOD2/CARD15 gene and relation to phenotype in Spanish patients with Crohn’s disease 
Juan L Mendoza, Elena Urcelay, Raquel Lana, Alfonso Martinez, Carlos Taxonera, Emilio G de la Concha, Manuel Díaz-Rubio 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):443-448. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.443
Atrial fibrillation after surgery for esophageal carcinoma: Clinical and prognostic significance 
Jian-Yang Ma, Yun Wang, Yong-Fan Zhao, Zhu Wu, Lun-Xu Liu, Ying-Li Kou, Jun-Jie Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):449-452. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.449
Expression of dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3 grabbing nonintegrin on dendritic cells generated from human peripheral blood monocytes 
Jun Li, Zhi-Hua Feng, Guang-Yu Li, Dan-Lei Mou, Qing-He Nie 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):453-456. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.453
Relationship between co-stimulatory molecule B7-H3 expression and gastric carcinoma histology and prognosis 
Chang-Ping Wu, Jing-Ting Jiang, Min Tan, Yi-Bei Zhu, Mei Ji, Kuan-Feng Xu, Jie-Min Zhao, Guang-Bo Zhang, Xue-Guang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):457-459. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.457
Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of splenic abscess: A review of 67 cases in a single medical center of Taiwan 
Kuo-Chin Chang, Seng-Kee Chuah, Chi-Sin Changchien, Tung-Lung Tsai, Sheng-Nan Lu, Yi-Chun Chiu, Yaw-Sen Chen, Chih-Chi Wang, Jui-Wei Lin, Chuan-Mo Lee, Tsung-Hui Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):460-464. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.460
Telomerase activity and human telomerase reverse transcriptase expression in colorectal carcinoma 
Jian-Lun Liu, Lian-Ying Ge, Gui-Nian Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):465-467. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.465
Helicobacter pylori infection in the pharynx of patients with chronic pharyngitis detected with TDI-FP and modified Giemsa stain 
Jiang-Ping Zhang, Zhen-Hui Peng, Ju Zhang, Xiang-Hong Zhang, Qing Yin Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):468-472. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.468
Heat-shocked tumor cell lysate-pulsed dendritic cells induce effective anti-tumor immune response in vivo 
Jian Qiu, Guo-Wei Li, Yan-Fang Sui, Hong-Ping Song, Shao-Yan Si, Wei Ge 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):473-478. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.473
Intestinal permeability in rats with CCl4-induced portal hypertension 
Guo-Xiang Yao, Zhong-Yi Shen, Xin-Bo Xue, Zhen Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):479-481. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.479
Serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor levels in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection and its relation with anti-HBc 
Ping Xiao, Qing-Feng Chen, Yan-Ling Yang, Zhen-Hua Guo, Hong Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):482-484. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.482
Role of nitric oxide in Toll-like receptor 2 and 4 mRNA expression in liver of acute hemorrhagic necrotizing pancreatitis rats 
Lei Zhang, He-Shui Wu, Yan Chen, Xing-Jun Guo, Lin Wang, Chun-You Wang, Jing-Hui Zhang, Yuan Tian 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):485-488. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.485
Case Report
Retention mucocele of distal viable remnant tip of appendix: An unusually rare late surgical complication following incomplete appendectomy 
Maria Antony Johnson, Damodaran Jyotibasu, Palaniappan Ravichandran, Satyanesan Jeswanth, Devy Gounder Kannan, Rajagopal Surendran 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):489-492. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.489
TIPSS for variceal hemorrhage after living related liver transplantation: A dangerous indication 
Peter Schemmer, Boris Radeleff, Christa Flechtenmacher, Arianeb Mehrabi, Götz M Richter, Markus W Büchler, Jan Schmidt 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):493-495. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.493
Extensive retroperitoneal and right thigh abscess in a patient with ruptured retrocecal appendicitis: An extremely fulminant form of a common disease 
Chi-Hsun Hsieh, Yu-Chun Wang, Horng-Ren Yang, Ping-Kuei Chung, Long-Bin Jeng, Ray-Jade Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):496-499. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.496
Management of patients with stercoral perforation of the sigmoid colon: Report of five cases 
Wen-Shih Huang, Chia-Siu Wang, Ching-Chuan Hsieh, Paul Y Lin, Chih-Chien Chin, Jeng-Yi Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(3):500-503. Published online Jan 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i3.500