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Editorial
Animal models of portal hypertension 
Juan G Abraldes, Marcos Pasarín, Juan Carlos García-Pagán 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6577-6584. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6577
Celiac disease 
Luis Rodrigo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6585-6593. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6585
Current status and prospects of clinical proteomics studies on detection of colorectal cancer: Hopes and fears 
ME de Noo, RAEM Tollenaar, AM Deelder, LH Bouwman 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6594-6601. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6594
Review
Surgical solutions to the problem of massive weight loss 
Jason A Spector, Steven M Levine, Nolan S Karp 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6602-6607. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6602
Surgical management of esophagogastric junction tumors 
Burkhard HA von Rahden, Hubert J Stein, J Rüdiger Siewert 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6608-6613. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6608
Liver Cancer
Development and characterization of multidrug resistant human hepatocarcinoma cell line in nude mice 
Bao-Jin Zhai, Ze-Yong Shao, Chun-Liang Zhao, Kai Hu, Feng Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6614-6619. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6614
Precore/basal core promoter mutants and hepatitis B viral DNA levels as predictors for liver deaths and hepatocellular carcinoma 
Myron J Tong, Lawrence M Blatt, Jia-Horng Kao, Jason Tzuying Cheng, William G Corey 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6620-6626. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6620
Colorectal Cancer
Chemokine expression in hepatocellular carcinoma versus colorectal liver metastases 
Claudia Rubie, Vilma Oliveira Frick, Mathias Wagner, Christina Weber, Bianca Kruse, Katja Kempf, Jochen König, Bettina Rau, Martin Schilling 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6627-6633. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6627
Survival benefit in patients after palliative resection vs non-resection colon cancer surgery 
A Beham, M Rentsch, K Püllmann, L Mantouvalou, H Spatz, HJ Schlitt, A Obed 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6634-6638. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6634
Basic Research
Hemodynamic and antifibrotic effects of a selective liver nitric oxide donor V-PYRRO/NO in bile duct ligated rats 
Frédéric Moal, Nary Veal, Eric Vuillemin, Eric Barrière, Jianhua Wang, Lionel Fizanne, Frédéric Oberti, Olivier Douay, Yves Gallois, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot, Marie Christine Rousselet, Paul Calès 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6639-6645. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6639
Preventive effect of a pectic polysaccharide of the common cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos L. on acetic acid-induced colitis in mice 
Sergey V Popov, Pavel A Markov, Ida R Nikitina, Sergey Petrishev, Vasily Smirnov, Yury S Ovodov 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6646-6651. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6646
Effects of recombinant human canstatin protein in the treatment of pancreatic cancer 
Xiao-Ping He, Zhao-Shen Li, Ren-Min Zhu, Zhen-Xing Tu, Jun Gao, Xue Pan, Yan-Fang Gong, Jing Jin, Xiao-Hua Man, Hong-Yu Wu, Ai-Fang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6652-6657. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6652
Effects of IκBα and its mutants on NF-κB and p53 signaling pathways 
Xian Li, Da Xing, Ju Wang, De-Bin Zhu, Lan Zhang, Xiao-Jia Chen, Fen-Yong Sun, An Hong 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6658-6664. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6658
Clinical Research
Hematopoietic cell transplantation for Crohn’s disease; is it time? 
Y Leung, M Geddes, J Storek, R Panaccione, PL Beck 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6665-6673. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6665
Rapid Communication
Late-onset acute rejection after living donor liver transplantation 
Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Sumihito Tamura, Junichi Keneko, Yuichi Matsui, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Masatoshi Makuuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6674-6677. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6674
Arterial steroid injection therapy can inhibit the progression of severe acute hepatic failure toward fulminant liver failure 
Kazuhiro Kotoh, Munechika Enjoji, Makoto Nakamuta, Tsuyoshi Yoshimoto, Motoyuki Kohjima, Shusuke Morizono, Shinsaku Yamashita, Yuki Horikawa, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Yoshiki Asayama, Kousei Ishigami, Masakazu Hirakawa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6678-6682. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6678
Immunoproteome analysis of soluble and membrane proteins of Shigella flexneri 2457T 
Amy V Jennison, Rubhana Raqib, Naresh K Verma 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6683-6688. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6683
Analysis of microsatellite instability in stool DNA of patients with colorectal cancer using denaturing high performance liquid chromatography 
Seok-Byung Lim, Seung-Yong Jeong, Il-Jin Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Kyung Hae Jung, Hee Jin Chang, Hyo Seong Choi, Dae Kyung Sohn, Hio Chung Kang, Yong Shin, Sang-Geun Jang, Jae-Hyun Park, Jae-Gahb Park 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6689-6692. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6689
Clinical significance of hepatitis B e antigen level easurement during long-term lamivudine therapy in chronic hepatitis B patients with e antigen positive 
Jung Woo Shin, Neung Hwa Park, Seok Won Jung, Byung Chul Kim, Sung Ho Kwon, Jae Serk Park, In Du Jeong, Sung-Jo Bang, Do Ha Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6693-6698. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6693
Carcinoid tumor of the appendix: A consecutive series from 1237 appendectomies 
Vincent Tchana-Sato, Olivier Detry, Marc Polus, Albert Thiry, Bernard Detroz, Sylvie Maweja, Etienne Hamoir, Thierry Defechereux, Carla Coimbra, Arnaud De Roover, Michel Meurisse, Pierre Honoré 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6699-6701. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6699
Hepatitis B virus genotypes in chronic liver disease patients from New Delhi, India 
Saket Chattopadhyay, Bhudev Chandra Das, Premashis Kar 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6702-6706. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6702
Levels of serologic markers of celiac disease in patients with reflux esophagitis 
Sait Bagcı, C Nuri Ercin, Zeki Yesilova, Ayhan Ozcan, Bulent Degertekin, Kemal Dagalp 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6707-6710. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6707
Monocytes in systematic inflammatory response syndrome: Differences between sepsis and acute pancreatitis 
Vassilios Koussoulas, Michalis Tzivras, Vassiliki Karagianni, Ekaterini Spyridaki, Diamantis Plachouras, Helen Giamarellou, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6711-6714. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6711
Efficacy of thymosin alpha-1 and interferon alpha in treatment of chronic viral hepatitis B: A randomized controlled study 
Jing You, Lin Zhuang, Hong-Ying Cheng, Shou-Ming Yan, Lan Yu, Jun-Hua Huang, Bao-Zhang Tang, Meng-Ling Huang, Yong-Liang Ma, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Hutcha Sriplung, Alan Geater, Yan-Wei Qiao, Rong-Xue Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6715-6721. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6715
Hyperbilirubinemia after extracorporeal circulation surgery: A recent and prospective study 
Yong An, Ying-Bin Xiao, Qian-Jin Zhong 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6722-6726. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6722
Case Report
Hepatocellular carcinoma metastasizing to the skull base involving multiple cranial nerves 
Soo Ryang Kim, Fumio Kanda, Hiroshi Kobessho, Koji Sugimoto, Toshiyuki Matsuoka, Masatoshi Kudo, Yoshitake Hayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6727-6729. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6727
Endoscopic management of a new entity-plastobezoar: A case report and review of literature 
SP Misra, Manisha Dwivedi, Vatsala Misra 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6730-6733. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6730
A case report of hepatic veno-occlusive disease after ingesting dainties 
Yong-Song Guan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(41):6734-6735. Published online Nov 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i41.6734