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Editorial
Current and future applications of in vitro magnetic resonance spectroscopy in hepatobiliary disease 
I Jane Cox, Amar Sharif, Jeremy FL Cobbold, Howard C Thomas, Simon D Taylor-Robinson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4773-4783. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4773
Contribution of genetics to a new vision in the understanding of inflammatory bowel disease 
AS Peña 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4784-4787. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4784
Review
Host susceptibility to persistent hepatitis B virus infection 
Ying-Li He, Ying-Ren Zhao, Shu-Lin Zhang, Shu-Mei Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4788-4793. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4788
Topic Highlight
Conventional therapy for Crohn’s disease 
Carsten Büning, Herbert Lochs 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4794-4806. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4794
Etiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases 
Silvio Danese, Claudio Fiocchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4807-4812. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4807
Cytomegalovirus and inflammatory bowel disease: Is there a link? 
Valeria Criscuoli, Maria Rosa Rizzuto, Mario Cottone 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4813-4818. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4813
Extraintestinal manifestations and complications in inflammatory bowel diseases 
Katja S Rothfuss, Eduard F Stange, Klaus R Herrlinger 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4819-4831. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4819
Gastric Cancer
Clinical profile of gastric cancer in Khuzestan, southwest of Iran 
Hajiani Eskandar, Sarmast Shoshtari Mohammad Hossein, Masjedizadeh Rahim, Hashemi Jalal, Azmi Mehrdad, Tahereh Rajabi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4832-4835. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4832
Viral Hepatitis
HepG2 cells support viral replication and gene expression of hepatitis C virus genotype 4 in vitro 
Mostafa K El-Awady, Ashraf A Tabll, Yasmine S El-Abd, Mahmoud M Bahgat, Hussein A Shoeb, Samar S Youssef, Noha G Bader El Din, El-Rashdy M Redwan, Maha El-Demellawy, Moataza H Omran, Wael T El-Garf, Said A Goueli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4836-4842. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4836
Basic Research
Expression of tissue factor in pancreatic adenocarcinoma is associated with activation of coagulation 
Stephan L Haas, Ralf Jesnowski, Michael Steiner, Frank Hummel, Jörg Ringel, Christine Burstein, Horst Nizze, Stefan Liebe, J Matthias Löhr 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4843-4849. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4843
DA-9601, a standardized extract of Artemisia asiatica, blocks TNF-α-induced IL-8 and CCL20 production by inhibiting p38 kinase and NF-κB pathways in human gastric epithelial cells 
Suck-Chei Choi, Eun-Ju Choi, Hyun-Mee Oh, SungGa Lee, Jeong-Kun Lee, Meung-Su Lee, Yong-Il Shin, Suck-Jun Choi, Jeong-Ryong Chae, Kang-Min Lee, Won-Jung Lee, Jae-Sik Park, Chang-Yell Shin, Tae-Young Oh, Chang-Duk Jun 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4850-4858. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4850
Augmenter of liver regeneration promotes hepatocyte proliferation induced by Kupffer cells 
Chun-Ping Wang, Lin Zhou, Shu-Hui Su, Yan Chen, Yin-Ying Lu, Fei Wang, Hong-Jun Jia, Yong-Yi Feng, Yong-Ping Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4859-4865. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4859
Differentiation of hepatocytoid cell induced from whole-bone-marrow method isolated rat myeloid mesenchymal stem cells 
Wei Li, Su-Nan Liu, Duan-De Luo, Lei Zhao, Ling-Lan Zeng, Shu-Ling Zhang, Shu-Li Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4866-4869. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4866
Rapid Communication
Efficacy of mycofenolate mofetil for steroid-resistant acute rejection after living donor liver transplantation 
Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Sumihito Tamura, Yuichi Matsui, Junichi Kaneko, Masatoshi Makuuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4870-4872. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4870
Comparing mass screening techniques for gastric cancer in Japan 
Atsushi Tashiro, Masatoshi Sano, Koichi Kinameri, Kazutaka Fujita, Yutaka Takeuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4873-4874. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4873
Factors predicting poor prognosis in ischemic colitis 
Ramón Añón, Marta Maia Boscá, Vicente Sanchiz, Joan Tosca, Pedro Almela, Cirilo Amorós, Adolfo Benages 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4875-4878. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4875
Histopathological comparison of topical therapy modalities for acute radiation proctitis in an experimental rat model 
Cagatay Korkut, Oktar Asoglu, Murat Aksoy, Yersu Kapran, Hatice Bilge, Nese Kiremit-Korkut, Mesut Parlak 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4879-4883. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4879
Seroepidemiology of hepatitis C and its risk factors in Khuzestan Province, South-West of Iran: A case-control study 
Eskandar Hajiani, Jalal Hashemi, Rahim Masjedizadeh, Ali Akbar Shayesteh, Esmail Idani, Tahereh Rajabi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4884-4887. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4884
Triple, standard quadruple and ampicillin-sulbactam-based quadruple therapies for H pylori eradication: A comparative three-armed randomized clinical trial 
Seyed Amir Mirbagheri, Mehrdad Hasibi, Mehdi Abouzari, Armin Rashidi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4888-4891. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4888
Prolonged intestinal mucosal acidosis is associated with multiple organ failure in human acute pancreatitis: Gastric tonometry revisited 
Gabor C Kovacs, Geza Telek, Janos Hamar, Jozsef Furesz, Janos Regoly-Merei 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4892-4896. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4892
Influence of iron on the severity of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Tsung-Jung Lin, Li-Ying Liao, Shyr-Yi Lin, Chih-Lin Lin, Ting-An Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4897-4901. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4897
Dynamical changing patterns of histological structure and ultrastructure of liver graft undergoing warm ischemia injury from non-heart-beating donor in rats 
Yi Ma, Guo-Dong Wang, Lin-Wei Wu, Rui-De Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4902-4905. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4902
Case Report
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency resulting in a hitherto unseen presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma: Polycythemia but with normal alpha fetoprotein 
David Ryan Owen, Ramachandran Sivakumar, Eui-Sik Suh, Murugiah Seevaratnam 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4906-4907. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4906
Retinal vein thrombosis associated with pegylated-interferon and ribavirin combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C 
Iman Zandieh, Mohamed Adenwalla, Cindy Cheong-Lee, Patrick E Ma, Eric M Yoshida 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4908-4910. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4908
Solitary pulmonary metastasis arising thirteen years after liver transplantation for HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma 
Chiara Viola, Tarik Asselah, Didier Samuel, François Durand, Hamza Boudjema, Dominique Valla, Patrick Marcellin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4911-4913. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4911
Biliary tuberculosis causing cicatricial stenosis after oral anti-tuberculosis therapy 
Tomohisa Iwai, Mitsuhiro Kida, Yoshiki Kida, Nobuaki Shikama, Akitaka Shibuya, Katsunori Saigenji 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4914-4917. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4914
A case of mucin producing liver metastases with intrabiliary extension 
Hirotaka Tokai, Yujo Kawashita, Susumu Eguchi, Yukio Kamohara, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Sadayuki Okudaira, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Tomayoshi Hayashi, Takashi Kanematsu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4918-4921. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4918
Obstructive jaundice caused by secondary pancreatic tumor from malignant solitary fibrous tumor of pleura: A case report 
Norie Yamada, Chiaki Okuse, Masahito Nomoto, Mayu Orita, Yoshiki Katakura, Toshiya Ishii, Takuo Shinmyo, Hiroaki Osada, Ichiro Maeda, Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi, Michihiro Suzuki, Fumio Itoh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4922-4926. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4922
Pancreatitis complicating mucin-hypersecreting common bile duct adenoma 
Panagiotis Katsinelos, George Basdanis, Grigorios Chatzimavroudis, Giorgia Karagiannoulou, Taxiarchis Katsinelos, George Paroutoglou, Basilios Papaziogas, George Paraskevas 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4927-4929. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4927
Letters To The Editor
Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and related modalities have many roles in hepatobiliary hydatid disease 
Ersan Özaslan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(30):4930-4931. Published online Aug 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i30.4930