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Editorial
Gene therapy of liver cancer 
Ruben Hernandez-Alcoceba, Bruno Sangro, Jesus Prieto 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6085-6097. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6085
Heavy smoking and liver 
Abdel-Rahman El-Zayadi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6098-6101. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6098
Recent trends in the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel diseases: Up or down? 
Peter Laszlo Lakatos 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6102-6108. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6102
Review
Elevated risk for gastric adenocarcinoma can be predicted from histomorphology 
Michael Vieth, Mandred Stolte 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6109-6114. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6109
Indications for 5-aminosalicylate in inflammatory bowel disease: Is the body of evidence complete? 
Ad A van Bodegraven, Chris JJ Mulder 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6115-6123. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6115
Management of pseudomyxoma peritonei 
Zhi-Bo Qu, Lian-Xin Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6124-6127. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6124
Colorectal Cancer
Total plasma homocysteine and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T polymorphism in patients with colorectal carcinoma 
Sandra Battistelli, Aurelio Vittoria, Massimo Stefanoni, Camilla Bing, Franco Roviello 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6128-6132. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6128
H Pylori
Distinct patterns of mucosal apoptosis in H pylori-associated gastric ulcer are associated with altered FasL and perforin cytotoxic pathways 
Heitor SP Souza, Marcelo S Neves, Celeste CS Elia, Claudio JA Tortori, Ilana Dines, Cesonia A Martinusso, Kalil Madi, Leonardo Andrade, Morgana TL Castelo-Branco 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6133-6141. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6133
Basic Research
An herbal formula, CGX, exerts hepatotherapeutic effects on dimethylnitrosamine-induced chronic liver injury model in rats 
Jang-Woo Shin, Jin-Young Son, Se-Mi Oh, Seung-Hyun Han, Jing-Hua Wang, Jung-Hyo Cho, Chong-Kwan Cho, Hwa-Seung Yoo, Yeon-Weol Lee, Myong-Min Lee, Xiao Ping Hu, Chang-Gue Son 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6142-6148. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6142
Hydrodynamics based transfection in normal and fibrotic rats 
Rita Yeikilis, Shunit Gal, Natalia Kopeiko, Melia Paizi, Mark Pines, Filip Braet, Gadi Spira 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6149-6155. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6149
Role of vasoactive intestinal peptide and nitric oxide in the modulation of electroacupucture on gastric motility in stressed rats 
Guo-Ming Shen, Mei-Qi Zhou, Guan-Sun Xu, Ying Xu, Gang Yin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6156-6160. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6156
Clinical Research
The timing of bowel preparation before colonoscopy determines the quality of cleansing, and is a significant factor contributing to the detection of flat lesions: A randomized study 
Adolfo Parra-Blanco, David Nicolás-Pérez, Antonio Gimeno-García, Begoña Grosso, Alejandro Jiménez, Juan Ortega, Enrique Quintero 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6161-6166. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6161
Rapid Communication
Abnormalities of uterine cervix in women with inflammatory bowel disease 
Jyoti Bhatia, Jason Bratcher, Burton Korelitz, Katherine Vakher, Shlomo Mannor, Maria Shevchuk, Gworgia Panagopoulos, Adam Ofer, Ecaterina Tamas, Panayota Kotsali, Oana Vele 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6167-6171. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6167
Loss of interstitial cells of Cajal network in severe idiopathic gastroparesis 
Edda Battaglia, Gabrio Bassotti, Graziella Bellone, Luca Dughera, Anna Maria Serra, Luigi Chiusa, Alessandro Repici, Pierroberto Mioli, Giorgio Emanuelli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6172-6177. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6172
Polaprezinc protects human colon cells from oxidative injury induced by hydrogen peroxide: Relevant to cytoprotective heat shock proteins 
Tatsuya Ohkawara, Jun Nishihira, Rika Nagashima, Hiroshi Takeda, Masahiro Asaka 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6178-6181. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6178
Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors VEGFR-1 and 2 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, leiomyomas and schwannomas 
Toshiyuki Nakayama, Yang Cheul Cho, Yuka Mine, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinji Naito, Chun Yang Wen, Ichiro Sekine 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6182-6187. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6182
Human papillomavirus in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Colombia and Chile 
Andres Castillo, Francisco Aguayo, Chihaya Koriyama, Miyerlandi Torres, Edwin Carrascal, Alejandro Corvalan, Juan P Roblero, Cecilia Naquira, Mariana Palma, Claudia Backhouse, Jorge Argandona, Tetsuhiko Itoh, Karem Shuyama, Yoshito Eizuru, Suminori Akiba 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6188-6192. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6188
Expression of β2-integrin on leukocytes in liver cirrhosis 
Anatol Panasiuk, Janusz Zak, Elzbieta Maciorkowska, Bozena Panasiuk, Danuta Prokopowicz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6193-6197. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6193
Expression of p53, Bax and Bcl-2 proteins in hepatocytes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Anatol Panasiuk, Janusz Dzieciol, Bozena Panasiuk, Danuta Prokopowicz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6198-6202. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6198
Aggressive treatment of acute anal fissure with 0.5% nifedipine ointment prevents its evolution to chronicity 
Panagiotis Katsinelos, Jannis Kountouras, George Paroutoglou, Athanasios Beltsis, Grigoris Chatzimavroudis, Christos Zavos, Taxiarchis Katsinelos, Basilis Papaziogas 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6203-6206. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6203
Interrelationship between chromosome 8 aneuploidy, C-MYC amplification and increased expression in individuals from northern Brazil with gastric adenocarcinoma 
Danielle Queiroz Calcagno, Mariana Ferreira Leal, Aline Damaceno Seabra, André Salim Khayat, Elizabeth Suchi Chen, Samia Demachki, Paulo Pimentel Assumpção, Mario Henrique Girão Faria, Silvia Helena Barem Rabenhorst, Márcia Valéria Pitombeira Ferreira, Marília de Arruda Cardoso Smith, Rommel Rodríguez Burbano 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6207-6211. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6207
Relationship between antioxidant capacity and oxidative stress in children with acute hepatitis A 
Mustafa Cemek, Semiha Dede, Fahri Bayiroğlu, Hüseyin Çaksen, Fatma Cemek, Nihat Mert 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6212-6215. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6212
Evaluation of the use of rapid urease test: Pronto Dry to detect H pylori in patients with dyspepsia in several cities in Indonesia 
AF Syam, M Abdullah, AA Rani, S Nurdjanah, P Adi, A Djumhana, P Tarigan, IDN Wibawa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6216-6218. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6216
Case Report
Metastatic breast cancer to the gastrointestinal tract: A case series and review of the literature 
Jose Nazareno, Donald Taves, Harold G Preiksaitis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6219-6224. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6219
Pancreatic cancer with a high serum IgG4 concentration 
Terumi Kamisawa, Pong Yui Chen, Yuyang Tu, Hitoshi Nakajima, Naoto Egawa, Kouji Tsuruta, Atsutake Okamoto, Tsunekazu Hishima 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6225-6228. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6225
Biliary stone causing afferent loop syndrome and pancreatitis 
André Roncon Dias, Roberto Iglesias Lopes 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6229-6231. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6229
Propylthiouracyl-induced severe liver toxicity: An indication for alanine aminotransferase monitoring? 
M Benyounes, C Sempoux, C Daumerie, J Rahier, AP Geubel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6232-6234. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6232
Acute coronary syndrome after infliximab therapy in a patient with Crohn’s disease 
Vasilios Panteris, Anna Perdiou, Vasilios Tsirimpis, Demetrios Georgios Karamanolis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6235-6238. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6235
A case of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas 
Ozan Karatag, Gulden Yenice, Huseyin Ozkurt, Muzaffer Basak, Can Basaran, Banu Yilmaz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(38):6239-6243. Published online Oct 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i38.6239