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Editorial
New insights into the coagulopathy of liver disease and liver transplantation 
M Senzolo, P Burra, E Cholongitas, AK Burroughs 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7725-7736. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7725
Contribution of altered signal transduction associated to glutamate receptors in brain to the neurological alterations of hepatic encephalopathy 
Vicente Felipo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7737-7743. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7737
Review
Food allergy in gastroenterologic diseases: Review of literature 
Pasquale Mansueto, Giuseppe Montalto, Maria Luisa Pacor, Maria Esposito-Pellitteri, Vito Ditta, Claudia Lo Bianco, Stefania Maria Leto-Barone, Gabriele Di Lorenzo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7744-7752. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7744
Mechanisms of regulation and function of G-protein-coupled receptor kinases 
Wen Yang, Shi-Hai Xia 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7753-7757. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7753
Esophageal Cancer
Glutathione-S-transferase M1 polymorphisms on the susceptibility to esophageal cancer among three Chinese minorities: Kazakh, Tajik and Uygur 
Xiao-Mei Lu, Ting Yang, Shu-Yong Xu, Hao Wen, Xing Wang, Zhi-Hui Ren, Yan Zhang, Wei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7758-7761. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7758
Gastric Cancer
Role of the HLA-DQ locus in the development of chronic gastritis and gastric carcinoma in Mexican patients 
Roberto Herrera-Goepfert, Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho, Luis F Oñate-Ocaña, Margarita Camorlinga-Ponce, Leopoldo Muñoz, Jorge A Ruiz-Morales, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Julio Granados 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7762-7767. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7762
Viral Hepatitis
Usefulness of noninvasive transient elastography for assessment of liver fibrosis stage in chronic hepatitis C 
Tadashi Takeda, Takahiro Yasuda, Yuji Nakayama, Mika Nakaya, Megumi Kimura, Mariko Yamashita, Ayumi Sawada, Koji Abo, Setsuko Takeda, Hiroki Sakaguchi, Susumu Shiomi, Hitoshi Asai, Shuichi Seki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7768-7773. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7768
Development of hepatitis C virus vaccine using hepatitis B core antigen as immuno-carrier 
Jia-Yu Chen, Fan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7774-7778. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7774
Clinical Research
Validation of the Rockall scoring system for outcomes from non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a Canadian setting 
Robert A Enns, Yves M Gagnon, Alan N Barkun, David Armstrong, Jamie C Gregor, Richard N Fedorak, RUGBE Investigators Group 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7779-7785. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7779
Factors influencing health-related quality of life in chronic liver disease 
Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Chatchawan Silpakit, Ronnachai Kongsakon, Patchareeya Satitpornkul, Chaleaw Sripetch, Anya Khanthavit 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7786-7791. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7786
Disease-specific health-related quality of life and its determinants in liver cirrhosis patients in Lithuania 
Jolanta Sumskiene, Linas Sumskas, Dalius Petrauskas, Limas Kupcinskas 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7792-7797. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7792
Clinical research on navel application of Shehuang Paste combined with Chinese herbal colon dialysis in treatment of refractory cirrhotic ascites complicated with azotemia 
Guang-Dong Tong, Da-Qiao Zhou, Jing-Song He, Lai Zhang, Zhi-Fei Chen, Chun-Ling Xiao, Li-Sheng Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7798-7804. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7798
Rapid Communication
An algorithm for family screening for coeliac disease 
Jocelyn S Fraser, Alistair L King, H Julia Ellis, Simon J Moodie, Ingvar Bjarnason, Jill Swift, Paul J Ciclitira 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7805-7809. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7805
Management of digestive bleeding related to portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients: A French multicenter cross-sectional practice survey 
Pierre Ingrand, Jérôme Gournay, Pierre Bernard, Frédéric Oberti, Brigitte Bernard-Chabert, Arnault Pauwels, Philippe Renard, Eric Bartoli, Jean-François Cadranel, Jean-Claude Barbare, Isabelle Ingrand, Michel Beauchant, The Club Francophone pour l’Etude de l’Hypertension Portale 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7810-7814. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7810
H pylori infection and systemic antibodies to CagA and heat shock protein 60 in patients with coronary heart disease 
Cristina Lenzi, Alberto Palazzuoli, Nicola Giordano, Giuliano Alegente, Catia Gonnelli, Maria Stella Campagna, Annalisa Santucci, Michele Sozzi, Panagiotis Papakostas, Fabio Rollo, Ranuccio Nuti, Natale Figura 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7815-7820. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7815
Non invasive evaluation of liver fibrosis in paediatric patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 
Angelo Iacobellis, Matilde Marcellini, Angelo Andriulli, Francesco Perri, Gioacchino Leandro, Rita Devito, Valerio Nobili 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7821-7825. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7821
Insulin sensitizers in treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Systematic review 
Norberto C Chavez-Tapia, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutierrez, Felix I Tellez-Ávila, Francisco Sánchez-Ávila, Maria Antonieta Montaño-Reyes, Misael Uribe 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7826-7831. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7826
Diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder perforation 
Hayrullah Derici, Cemal Kara, Ali Dogan Bozdag, Okay Nazli, Tugrul Tansug, Esra Akca 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7832-7836. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7832
A head to head comparison of oral vs intravenous omeprazole for patients with bleeding peptic ulcers with a clean base, flat spots and adherent clots 
Şerif Yılmaz, Kadim Bayan, Yekta Tüzün, Mehmet Dursun, Fikri Canoruç 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7837-7843. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7837
Depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome in Jos, Nigeria 
Nimzing G Ladep, Taiwo J Obindo, Moses D Audu, Edith N Okeke, Abraham O Malu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7844-7847. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7844
Novel MLH1 frameshift mutation in an extended hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer family 
Tanya Kirilova Kadiyska, Radka Petrova Kaneva, Dimitar Georgiev Nedin, Alexandrina Borisova Alexandrova, Antonina Тodorova Gegova, Stoyan Ganchev Lalchev, Tatyana Christova, Vanio Ivanov Mitev, Juergen Horst, Nadja Bogdanova, Ivo Marinov Kremensky 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7848-7851. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7848
Expression patterns and action analysis of genes associated with physiological responses during rat liver regeneration: Innate immune response 
Guang-Wen Chen, Ming-Zhen Zhang, Li-Feng Zhao, Cun-Shuan Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7852-7858. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7852
Overexpression of Ets-like protein 1 in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
An-Guo Chen, Zai-Cheng Yu, Xin-Feng Yu, Wen-Feng Cao, Fang Ding, Zhi-Hua Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7859-7863. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7859
Colonic exclusion and combined therapy for refractory constipation 
Hong-Yun Peng, Ai-Zhong Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7864-7868. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7864
CT diagnosis of 52 patients with lymphoma in abdominal lymph nodes 
Ri-Sheng Yu, Wei-Min Zhang, Yi-Qing Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7869-7873. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7869
Case Report
Sporadic ganglioneuromatosis of esophagogastric junction in a patient with gastro-esophageal reflux disorder and intestinal metaplasia 
Richard Siderits, Iman Hanna, Zahid Baig, Janusz J Godyn 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7874-7877. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7874
Osteoclast-like giant cell tumors of the pancreas and liver 
Juergen Bauditz, Birgit Rudolph, Wolfram Wermke 
World J Gastroenterol 12(48):7878-7883. Published online Dec 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i48.7878