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How to establish a first-class international scientific journal in China? 
Zhen-Xi Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6905-6908. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6905
Current concepts and controversies in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis 
Catherine Rongey, Neil Kaplowitz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6909-6921. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6909
Occult hepatitis C virus infection: A new form of hepatitis C 
Vicente Carreño 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6922-6925. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6922
Role of ethanol in the regulation of hepatic stellate cell Function 
Jian-Hua Wang, Robert G Batey, Jacob George 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6926-6932. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6926
Methylation in esophageal carcinogenesis 
Da-Long Wu, Feng-Ying Sui, Xiao-Ming Jiang, Xiao-Hong Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6933-6940. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6933
Cancer gene therapy targeting angiogenesis: An updated Review 
Ching-Chiu Liu, Zan Shen, Hsiang-Fu Kung, Marie CM Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6941-6948. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6941
Gastric Cancer
Comparison of gene expression profiles between primary tumor and metastatic lesions in gastric cancer patients using laser microdissection and cDNA microarray 
Long Wang, Jin-Shui Zhu, Ming-Quan Song, Guo-Qiang Chen, Jin-Lian Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6949-6954. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6949
Liver Cancer
Efficacy and safety of thalidomide in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hsueh-Erh Chiou, Tsang-En Wang, Ying-Yue Wang, Hui-Wen Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6955-6960. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6955
Colorectal Cancer
Proposal of a new and simple staging system of colorectal liver metastasis 
Ikuo Nagashima, Tadahiro Takada, Hirokazu Nagawa, Tetsuichiro Muto, Kota Okinaga 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6961-6965. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6961
Basic Research
Expression patterns and action analysis of genes associated with drug-induced liver diseases during rat liver regeneration 
Qian-Ji Ning, Shao-Wei Qin, Cun-Shuan Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6966-6972. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6966
Clinical Research
Meta-analysis on inoperable pancreatic cancer: A comparison between gemcitabine-based combination therapy and gemcitabine alone 
De-Rong Xie, Han-Lin Liang, Yu Wang, Shuan-Shuan Guo, Qiong Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6973-6981. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6973
Relationship between antral distension and postprandial symptoms in functional dyspepsia 
Nadia Pallotta, Patrizio Pezzotti, Enrico Corazziari 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6982-6991. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6982
Milan criteria are useful predictors for favorable outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing liver transplantation after transarterial chemoembolization 
Do Young Kim, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyoek Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik, Byung Chul Yoo, Sung Wook Shin, Sung Wook Choo, Young Soo Do, Jong Chul Rhee 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6992-6997. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6992
mRNA expression, functional profiling and multivariate classification of colon biopsy specimen by cDNA overall glass microarray 
Orsolya Galamb, Ferenc Sipos, Elek Dinya, Sandor Spisak, Zsolt Tulassay, Bela Molnar 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):6998-7006. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.6998
Rapid Communication
Colorectal cancer screening by non-invasive metabolic biomarker fecal tumor M2-PK 
Carolin Tonus, Gero Neupert, Markus Sellinger 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7007-7011. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7007
Steroids reduce local inflammatory mediator secretion and mucosal permeability in collagenous colitis patients 
Yesuf Taha, Yngve Raab, Marie Carlson, Anders Larsson, Mikael Lördal, Lars Lööf, Magnus Thörn 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7012-7018. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7012
Hepatitis B genotypes: Relation to clinical outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis B in Saudi Arabia 
Ayman A Abdo, Badr M Al-Jarallah, Faisal M Sanai, Ahmad S Hersi, Khalid Al-Swat, Nahla A Azzam, Manal Al-Dukhayil, Amira Al-Maarik, Faleh Z Al-Faleh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7019-7024. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7019
Hepatitis C virus transmission and its risk factors within families of patients infected with hepatitis C virus in southern Iran: Khuzestan 
Eskandar Hajiani, Rahim Masjedizadeh, Jalal Hashemi, Mehrdad Azmi, Tahereh Rajabi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7025-7028. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7025
Evaluation of the role of H pylori infection in pathogenesis of gastric cancer by immunoblot assay 
Kuo-Ching Yang, Alexander Chu, Chao-Sheng Liao, Yu-Min Lin, Gen-Min Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7029-7032. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7029
Evaluation of intraoperative radiotherapy for gastric carcinoma with D2 and D3 surgical resection 
Huan-Long Qin, Chao-Hong Lin, Xiu-Long Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7033-7037. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7033
Alterations of biliary biochemical constituents and cytokines in infantile hepatitis syndrome 
Yan Ding, Lei Zhao, Hong Mei, Zhi-Hua Huang, Shu-Ling Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7038-7041. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7038
Construction of an oral recombinant DNA vaccine from H pylori neutrophil activating protein and its immunogenicity 
Bo Sun, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhen-Xing Tu, Guo-Ming Xu, Yi-Qi Du 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7042-7046. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7042
Randomized clinical trial on seven-day-per-week continuous accelerated irradiation for patients with esophageal carcinoma: Preliminary report on tumor response and acute toxicity 
Su-Ping Sun, Ya-Zhou Liu, Tao Ye, Wen Zhang, Wen-Bin Shen, Jing-Lei Shi, Hai-Ting Xu, Wei-Dong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7047-7050. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7047
Application of laparoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of massive small intestinal bleeding: Report of 22 cases 
Ming-Chen Ba, San-Hua Qing, Xiang-Cheng Huang, Ying Wen, Guo-Xin Li, Jiang Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7051-7054. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7051
Case Report
Pravastatin: A potential cause for acute pancreatitis 
Constantine Tsigrelis, CS Pitchumoni 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7055-7057. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7055
Carcinoid of the ampulla of Vater: Morphologic features and clinical implications 
George A Poultsides, Wayne AI Frederick 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7058-7060. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7058
Retroperitoneal fibrosis: A rare cause of both ureteral and small bowel obstruction 
Faisal Aziz, Srinivasulu Conjeevaram, Than Phan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(43):7061-7063. Published online Nov 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i43.7061