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Post-transcriptional regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor: Implications for tumor angiogenesis 
Peter S Yoo, Abby L Mulkeen, Charles H Cha 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4937-4942. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4937
Topic Highlight
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer: The rise and fall of a confusing term 
Jeremy R Jass 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4943-4950. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4943
Review
Insights on augmenter of liver regeneration cloning and function 
Elisavet Gatzidou, Gregory Kouraklis, Stamatios Theocharis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4951-4958. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4951
Gastric Cancer
Differential expression of apoptosis related proteins and nitric oxide synthases in Epstein Barr associated gastric carcinomas 
Maria D Begnami, Andre L Montagnini, Andre L Vettore, Sueli Nonogaki, Mariana Brait, Alex Y Simoes-Sato, Andrea Q A Seixas, Fernando A Soares 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4959-4965. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4959
Liver Cancer
Dynamic alteration of telomerase expression and its diagnostic significance in liver or peripheral blood for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Deng-Fu Yao, Wei Wu, Min Yao, Li-Wei Qiu, Xin-Hua Wu, Xiao-Qin Su, Li Zou, Deng-Bing Yao, Xian-Yong Meng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4966-4972. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4966
Colorectal Cancer
Analysis of differentially expressed proteins in cancerous and normal colonic tissues 
Lay-Harn Gam, Chiuan-Herng Leow, Che Nin Man, Boon-Hui Gooi, Manjit Singh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4973-4980. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4973
Inhibitory effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester on the growth of SW480 colorectal tumor cells involves β-catenin associated signaling pathway down-regulation 
Yu-Jun He, Bao-Hua Liu, De-Bing Xiang, Zuo-Yi Qiao, Tao Fu, Yu-Hong He 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4981-4985. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4981
Viral Hepatitis
Gene expression analysis of primary normal human hepatocytes infected with human hepatitis B virus 
Hyun Mi Ryu, Sung Gyoo Park, Sung Su Yea, Won Hee Jang, Young-Il Yang, Guhung Jung 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4986-4995. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4986
Basic Research
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester modifies the Th1/Th2 balance in ileal mucosa after γ-irradiation in the rat by modulating the cytokine pattern 
Olivier Grémy, Marc Benderitter, Christine Linard 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):4996-5004. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.4996
Expression and significance of ICAM-1 and its counter receptors LFA-1 and Mac-1 in experimental acute pancreatitis of rats 
Wei Sun, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Zhong-Qiu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5005-5009. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5005
Clinical Research
Comparison between empirical prokinetics, Helicobacter test-and-treat and empirical endoscopy in primary-care patients presenting with dyspepsia: A one-year study 
Wayne HC Hu, SK Lam, Cindy LK Lam, WM Wong, KF Lam, KC Lai, YH Wong, Benjamin CY Wong, Annie OO Chan, CK Chan, Gabriel M Leung, WM Hui 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5010-5016. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5010
Rapid Communication
Effects of chronic therapy with non-steroideal antinflammatory drugs on gastric permeability of sucrose: A study on 71 patients with rheumatoid arthritis 
Marta Maino, Nicola Mantovani, Roberta Merli, Giulia Martina Cavestro, Gioacchino Leandro, Lucas Giovanni Cavallaro, Vincenzo Corrente, Veronica Iori, Alberto Pilotto, Angelo Franzè, Francesco Di Mario 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5017-5020. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5017
Administration of granulocyte colony stimulating factor after liver transplantation leads to an increased incidence and severity of ischemic biliary lesions in the rat model 
Olaf Dirsch, Haidong Chi, Yuan Ji, Yan Li Gu, Christoph E Broelsch, Uta Dahmen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5021-5027. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5021
Usefulness of duodenal biopsy during routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for diagnosis of celiac disease 
S Riestra, F Domínguez, E Fernández-Ruiz, E García-Riesco, R Nieto, E Fernández, L Rodrigo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5028-5032. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5028
Gastric cancer in a Caucasian population: Role of pepsinogen C genetic variants 
Ana L Pinto-Correia, Hugo Sousa, Maria Fragoso, Luís Moreira-Dias, Carlos Lopes, Rui Medeiros, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5033-5036. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5033
Relation between common polymorphisms in genes related to inflammatory response and colorectal cancer 
George Theodoropoulos, Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Evangelos Felekouras, Nikolaos Nikiteas, Petros Karakitsos, Dimitris Panoussopoulos, Andreas Ch Lazaris, Efstratios Patsouris, John Bramis, Maria Gazouli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5037-5043. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5037
Polymorphisms of interleukin-1R receptor antagonist genes in patients with chronic hepatitis B in Iran 
Mitra Ranjbar, Amir Houshang Mohammad Alizadeh, Mehrdad Hajilooi, Seyed Mohsen Mousavi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5044-5047. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5044
Occult hepatitis B virus infection and cryptogenic chronic hepatitis in an area with intermediate prevalence of HBV infection 
Mohammad Javad Kaviani, Behzad Behbahani, Mohammad Jafar Mosallaii, Fatemeh Sari-Aslani, Seyed Alireza Taghavi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5048-5050. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5048
Differentiation of rat bone marrow stem cells in liver after partial hepatectomy 
Yu-Tao Zhan, Yu Wang, Lai Wei, Bin Liu, Hong-Song Chen, Xu Cong, Ran Fei 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5051-5054. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5051
Preoperative risk factor analysis in orthotopic liver transplant-ation with pretransplant artificial liver support therapy 
Jin-Zhong Yuan, Qi-Fa Ye, Ling-Ling Zhao, Ying-Zi Ming, Hong Sun, Shai-Hong Zhu, Zu-Fa Huang, Min-Min Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5055-5059. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5055
Comparison of therapeutic effectiveness of combined interventional therapy for 1126 cases of primary liver cancer 
Ya-Min Liu, Hao Qin, Chong-Bao Wang, Xiao-Hong Fang, Qing-Yong Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5060-5063. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5060
Primary pancreatic lymphoma: Report of six cases 
Hai Lin, Shu-De Li, Xian-Gui Hu, Zhao-Shen Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5064-5067. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5064
Indwelling catheter and conservative measures in the treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome in fulminant acute pancreatitis 
Zhao-Xi Sun, Hai-Rong Huang, Hong Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5068-5070. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5068
Case Report
Transhepatic catheter-directed thrombolysis for portal vein thrombosis after partial splenic embolization in combination with balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of splenorenal shunt 
Motoki Nakai, Morio Sato, Shinya Sahara, Nobuyuki Kawai, Masashi Kimura, Yoshimasa Maeda, Yumiko Ibata, Katsuhiko Higashi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5071-5074. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5071
Clinical evaluation of submucosal colonic lipomas: Decision making 
Oge Tascilar, Güldeniz Karadeniz Cakmak, Banu Dogan Gün, Bülent Hamdi Uçan, Hakan Balbaloglu, Ali Cesur, Ali Ugur Emre, Mustafa Comert, Lütfü Oktay Erdem, Selim Aydemir 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5075-5077. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5075
Adverse hepatic reactions associated with calcium carbimide and disulfiram therapy: Is there still a role for these drugs 
Carmen Verge, M Isabel Lucena, Enrique López-Torres, M José Puche-García, Enrique Fraga, Manuel Romero-Gomez, Raúl J Andrade 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5078-5080. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5078
Unusual prerectal location of a tailgut cyst: A case report 
Si-Hyong Jang, Ki-Seok Jang, Young-Soo Song, Kyueng-Whan Min, Hong-Xiu Han, Kyeong-Geun Lee, Seung-Sam Paik 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5081-5083. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5081
Cytomegalovirus ileitis in an immunocompetent elderly adult 
Kum Hei Ryu, Sun Young Yi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5084-5086. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5084
Pseudoachalasia in a patient after truncal vagotomy surgery successfully treated by subsequent pneumatic dilations 
Seng-Kee Chuah, Chung-Mou Kuo, Keng-Liang Wu, Chi-Sin Changchien, Tsung-Hui Hu, Chi-Chih Wang, Yi-Chun Chiu, Yeh-Pin Chou, Pin-I Hsu, King-Wah Chiu, Chung-Huang Kuo, Shue-Shian Chiou, Chuan-Mo Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5087-5090. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5087
Diabetes mellitus with hepatic infarction: A case report with literature review 
Yong-Gui Deng, Zhan-Sheng Zhao, Mian Wang, Sheng-Ou Su, Xi-Xian Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5091-5093. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5091
Letters To The Editor
Obstructive jaundice leads to accumulation of oxidized low density lipoprotein in human liver tissue 
Mustafa Comert, Yucel Ustundag, Ishak Ozel Tekin, Banu Dogan Gun, Figen Barut 
World J Gastroenterol 12(31):5094-5095. Published online Aug 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i31.5094