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Editorial
Bacteria, inflammation, and colon cancer 
Liying Yang, Zhiheng Pei 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6741-6746. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6741
Colorectal cancer screening 
Ramona M McLoughlin, Colm A O’Morain 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6747-6750. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6747
Review
Crohn’s disease: Innate immunodeficiency? 
Jesus K Yamamoto-Furusho, Joshua R Korzenik 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6751-6755. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6751
Mechanisms and significance of liver steatosis in hepatitis C virus infection 
Francesco Negro 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6756-6765. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6756
Gastric Cancer
Inhibition of human gastric carcinoma cell growth by atofluding derivative N3-o-toluyl-fluorouracil 
Jian Liu, Wen-Fang Xu, Shu-Xiang Cui, Yong Zhou, Yun-Xia Yuan, Ming-Hui Chen, Ruo-Han Wang, Ruo-Yan Gai, Masatoshi Makuuchi, Wei Tang, Xian-Jun Qu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6766-6770. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6766
Liver Cancer
Inhibition of hepatic tumor cell proliferation in vitro and tumor growth in vivo by taltobulin, a synthetic analogue of the tripeptide hemiasterlin 
Yogesh K Vashist, Celine Tiffon, Christoforos Stoupis, Claudio A Redaelli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6771-6778. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6771
A single dose of caffeic acid phenethyl ester prevents initiation in a medium-term rat hepatocarcinogenesis model 
Claudia Esther Carrasco-Legleu, Yesennia Sánchez-Pérez, Lucrecia Márquez-Rosado, Samia Fattel-Fazenda, Evelia Arce-Popoca, Sergio Hernández-García, Saúl Villa-Treviño 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6779-6785. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6779
Viral Hepatitis
Interferon augments the anti-fibrotic activity of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor in patients with refractory chronic hepatitis C 
Hitoshi Yoshiji, Ryuichi Noguchi, Hideyuki Kojima, Yasuhide Ikenaka, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kosuke Kaji, Masahito Uemura, Junichi Yamao, Masao Fujimoto, Masaharu Yamazaki, Masahisa Toyohara, Akira Mitoro, Hiroshi Fukui 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6786-6791. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6786
Seroprevalence and genotyping of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV among healthy population and Turkish soldiers in Northern Cyprus 
Mustafa Altindis, Sebahattin Yilmaz, Tansel Dikengil, Hamit Acemoglu, Salih Hosoglu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6792-6796. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6792
Basic Research
Cloning and expression of SLC10A4, a putative organic anion transport protein 
Patrick L Splinter, Konstantinos N Lazaridis, Paul A Dawson, Nicholas F LaRusso 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6797-6805. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6797
Dexamethasone mediates protection against acute pancreatitis via upregulation of pancreatitis-associated proteins 
Emad Kandil, Yin-Yao Lin, Martin H Bluth, Hong Zhang, Gabriel Levi, Michael E Zenilman 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6806-6811. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6806
Reduction of ischemia reperfusion injury after liver resection and hepatic inflow occlusion by α-lipoic acid in humans 
Fritz Dünschede, Kirsten Erbes, Achim Kircher, Stefanie Westermann, Joachim Seifert, Arno Schad, Kempski Oliver, Alexandra K Kiemer, Junginger Theodor 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6812-6817. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6812
Promoted differentiation of cynomolgus monkey ES cells into hepatocyte-like cells by co-culture with mouse fetal liver-derived cells 
Ko Saito, Masahide Yoshikawa, Yukiteru Ouji, Kei Moriya, Mariko Nishiofuku, Shigehiko Ueda, Noriko Hayashi, Shigeaki Ishizaka, Hiroshi Fukui 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6818-6827. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6818
Hepatic lipid metabolism changes in short- and long-term prehepatic portal hypertensive rats 
Maria-Angeles Aller, Elena Vara, Cruz García, Maria-Paz Nava, Alejandra Angulo, Fernando Sánchez-Patán, Ana Calderón, Patri Vergara, Jaime Arias 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6828-6834. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6828
Antioxidants vitamin E and C attenuate hepatic fibrosis in biliary-obstructed rats 
Ali Riza Soylu, Nurettin Aydogdu, Umit Nusret Basaran, Semsi Altaner, Orhan Tarcin, Nursal Gedik, Hasan Umit, Ahmet Tezel, Gulbin Dokmeci, Huseyin Baloglu, Mevlut Ture, Kemal Kutlu, Kadir Kaymak 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6835-6841. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6835
Expression patterns and action analysis of genes associated with blood coagulation responses during rat liver regeneration 
Li-Feng Zhao, Wei-Min Zhang, Cun-Shuan Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6842-6849. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6842
Clinical Research
Characterization of functional biliary pain and dyspeptic symptoms in patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: Effect of papillotomy 
László Madácsy, Roland Fejes, Gábor Kurucsai, Ildikó Joó, András Székely, Viktória Bertalan, Attila Szepes, János Lonovics 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6850-6856. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6850
Rapid Communication
Medical malpractice litigation related to gastrointestinal endoscopy in Japan: A two-decade review of civil court cases 
Toru Hiyama, Shinji Tanaka, Masaharu Yoshihara, Tatsuma Fukuhara, Shinichi Mukai, Kazuaki Chayama 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6857-6860. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6857
Different doses of consensus interferon plus ribavirin in patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 relapsed after interferon monotherapy: A randomized controlled trial 
Giuseppe Alaimo, Vito Di Marco, Donatella Ferraro, Rosa Di Stefano, Salvatore Porrovecchio, Francesca D’Angelo, Vincenza Calvaruso, Antonio Craxì, Piero Luigi Almasio 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6861-6864. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6861
Insulin resistance in H pylori infection and its association with oxidative stress 
Mehmet Aslan, Mehmet Horoz, Yasar Nazligul, Cengiz Bolukbas, F Fusun Bolukbas, Sahbettin Selek, Hakim Celik, Ozcan Erel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6865-6868. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6865
Analysis of serum antibody profile against H pylori VacA and CagA antigens in Turkish patients with duodenal ulcer 
Yusuf Erzin, Sibel Altun, Ahmet Dobrucali, Mustafa Aslan, Sibel Erdamar, Ahmet Dirican, Murat Tuncer, Bekir Kocazeybek 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6869-6873. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6869
Immunohistochemical study on distribution of endocrine cells in gastrointestinal tract of flower fish (Pseudophoxinus antalyae
Kenan Çınar, Nurgül Şenol, M Rüştü Özen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6874-6878. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6874
Hepatitis B and C virus co-infections in human immunodeficiency virus positive North Indian patients 
Swati Gupta, Sarman Singh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6879-6883. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6879
Can albumin administration relieve lung injury in trauma/hemorrhagic shock? 
Zuo-Bing Chen, Zi-Wei Wang, Chen-Yan Ding, Jian-Hua Yan, Yuan Gao, Yun Zhang, Lin-Mei Ni, Yong-Qing Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6884-6888. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6884
Evaluation of the effects of combined endoscopic variceal ligation and splenectomy with pericardial devascularization on esophageal varices 
Bo Liu, Mei-Hai Deng, Nan Lin, Wei-Dong Pan, Yun-Biao Ling, Rui-Yun Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6889-6892. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6889
Identification of differentially expressed genes in mouse hepatocarcinoma ascites cell line with low potential of lymphogenous metastasis 
Xiao-Nan Cui, Jian-Wu Tang, Li Hou, Bo Song, Li-Ying Ban 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6893-6897. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6893
Case Report
Cytomegalovirus-associated colitis causing diarrhea in an immunocompetent patient 
Dan Carter, David Olchovsky, Russell Pokroy, David Ezra 
World J Gastroenterol 12(42):6898-6899. Published online Nov 14, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i42.6898