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Editorial
Minimally invasive surgery for esophageal achalasia 
Luigi Bonavina 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5921-5925. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5921
New methods for the management of gastric varices 
Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Takashi Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5926-5931. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5926
Review
Complementary analysis of microsatellite tumor profile and mismatch repair defects in colorectal carcinomas 
Alfredo Blanes, Salvador J Diaz-Cano 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5932-5940. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5932
Probiotics and prebiotics in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases 
Julia B Ewaschuk, Levinus A Dieleman 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5941-5950. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5941
Delayed gastric emptying is associated with pylorus-preserving but not classical Whipple pancreaticoduodenectomy: A review of the literature and critical reappraisal of the implicated pathomechanism 
Kosmas I Paraskevas, Costas Avgerinos, Costas Manes, Dimitris Lytras, Christos Dervenis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5951-5958. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5951
Liver Cancer
Induction of apoptosis on human hepatocarcinoma cell lines by an alkyl resorcinol isolated from Lithraea molleoides 
Luciana Barbini, Paula Lopez, Julieta Ruffa, Virginia Martino, Graciela Ferraro, Rodolfo Campos, Lucia Cavallaro 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5959-5963. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5959
Viral Hepatitis
Distribution of hepatitis B virus genotypes: Phylogenetic analysis and virological characteristics of Genotype C circulating among HBV carriers in Kolkata, Eastern India 
Arup Banerjee, Sibnarayan Datta, Partha K Chandra, Susanta Roychowdhury, Chinmoy Kumar Panda, Runu Chakravarty 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5964-5971. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5964
H Pylori
H pylori stimulates proliferation of gastric cancer cells through activating mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade 
Yong-Chang Chen, Ying Wang, Jing-Yan Li, Wen-Rong Xu, You-Li Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5972-5977. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5972
Basic Research
Lactobacilli, bifidobacteria and E. coli nissle induce pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in peripheral blood mononuclear cells 
Ulf Helwig, Karen M Lammers, Fernando Rizzello, Patricia Brigidi, Verena Rohleder, Elisabetta Caramelli, Paolo Gionchetti, Juergen Schrezenmeir, Ulrich R Foelsch, Stefan Schreiber, Massimo Campieri 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5978-5986. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5978
Effects of probiotic bacteria on gastrointestinal motility in guinea-pig isolated tissue 
Matteo Massi, Pierfranco Ioan, Roberta Budriesi, Alberto Chiarini, Beatrice Vitali, Karen M Lammers, Paolo Gionchetti, Massimo Campieri, Anthony Lembo, Patrizia Brigidi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5987-5994. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5987
Increased DNA binding activity of NF-kB, STAT-3, SMAD3 and AP-1 in acutely damaged liver 
Adriana Salazar-Montes, Luis Ruiz-Corro, Ana Sandoval-Rodriguez, Alberto Lopez-Reyes, Juan Armendariz-Borunda 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):5995-6001. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.5995
Clinical Research
Reduced expression of Ca2+-regulating proteins in the upper gastrointestinal tract of patients with achalasia 
Harald Fischer, Judith Fischer, Peter Boknik, Ulrich Gergs, Wilhelm Schmitz, Wolfram Domschke, Jan W Konturek, Joachim Neumann 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6002-6007. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6002
Postprandial transduodenal bolus transport is regulated by complex peristaltic sequence 
Huan Nam Nguyen, Ron Winograd, Gerson Ricardo Souza Domingues, Frank Lammert 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6008-6016. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6008
Comparative clinical trial of S-pantoprazole versus racemic pantoprazole in the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease 
Vikas G Pai, Nitin V Pai, Hemant P Thacker, Jaisingh K Shinde, Vijay P Mandora, Subhash S Erram 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6017-6020. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6017
Rapid Communication
Short mucin 6 alleles are associated with H pylori infection 
Thai V Nguyen, Marcel JR Janssen, Paulien Gritters, René HM te Morsche, Joost PH Drenth, Henri van Asten, Robert JF Laheij, Jan BMJ Jansen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6021-6025. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6021
Resistance to activated protein C is a risk factor for fibrostenosis in Crohn’s disease 
Gottfried Novacek, Wolfgang Miehsler, Julia Palkovits, Walter Reinisch, Thomas Waldhör, Stylianos Kapiotis, Alfred Gangl, Harald Vogelsang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6026-6031. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6026
Xeroderma pigmentosum group D 751 polymorphism as a predictive factor in resected gastric cancer treated withchemo-radiotherapy 
RN Zárate R, F Arias, E Bandres, E Cubedo, R Malumbres, J García-Foncillas 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6032-6036. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6032
Perinatal events and the risk of developing primary sclerosing cholangitis 
Annika Bergquist, Scott M Montgomery, Ulrika Lund, Anders Ekbom, Rolf Olsson, Stefan Lindgren, Hanne Prytz, Rolf Hultcrantz, Ulrika Broomé 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6037-6040. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6037
Loss of disabled-2 expression is an early event in esophageal squamous tumorigenesis 
Kumar Anupam, Chatopadhyay Tusharkant, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Ralhan Ranju 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6041-6045. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6041
Inhibition of hepatitis B virus expression and replication by RNA interference in HepG2.2.15 
Zhong-Fu Zhao, Hui Yang, De-Wu Han, Long-Feng Zhao, Guo-Ying Zhang, Yun Zhang, Ming-She Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6046-6049. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6046
Expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 in ulcerative colitis 
Ying-De Wang, Pei-Yun Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6050-6053. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6050
Genotype-dependent activation or repression of HBV enhancer II by transcription factor COUP-TF1 
Silke F Fischer, Katja Schmidt, Nicola Fiedler, Dieter Glebe, Christian Schüttler, Jianguang Sun, Wolfram H Gerlich, Reinald Repp, Stephan Schaefer 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6054-6058. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6054
Case Report
Necrosis of a large hepatic tumor after hemorrhage and subsequent selective arterial embolization 
Volkert AL Huurman, Jan HMB Stoot, Edwin van der Linden, Onno T Terpstra, Alexander FM Schaapherder 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6059-6061. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6059
Biliary cystadenoma with mesenchymal stroma: Report of a case and review of the literature 
Andreas Manouras, Haridimos Markogiannakis, Emmanuel Lagoudianakis, Vangelogiannis Katergiannakis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6062-6069. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6062
Huge primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the pancreas: Report of a case and review of the literature 
Thilo Welsch, Gunhild Mechtersheimer, Sebastian Aulmann, Sascha A Mueller, Markus W Buechler, Jan Schmidt, Peter Kienle 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6070-6073. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6070
Intracolonic multiple pebbles in young adults: Radiographic imaging and conventional approach to a case 
Mehmet Eryilmaz, Orkun Ozturk, Oner Mentes, Kenan Soylu, Murat Durusu, Köksal Oner 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6074-6076. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6074
Sigmoid colonic carcinoma associated with deposited ova of Schistosoma japonicum: A case report 
Wen-Chang Li, Zhi-Gang Pan, Yi-Hong Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 12(37):6077-6079. Published online Oct 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i37.6077