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Editorial
Role of cholecystokinin and central serotonergic receptors in functional dyspepsia 
Andrew Seng Boon Chua, PWN Keeling, TG Dinan 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1329-1335. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1329
Review
Role of cyclooxygenase-2 in the carcinogenesis of gastrointestinal tract cancers: A review and report of personal experience 
Takashi Fujimura, Tetsuo Ohta, Katsunobu Oyama, Tomoharu Miyashita, Koichi Miwa 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1336-1345. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1336
Causal role of Helicobacter pylori infection in gastric cancer: An Asian enigma 
Kartar Singh, Uday C Ghoshal 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1346-1351. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1346
Esophageal Cancer
Evidence of human papilloma virus infection and its epidemiology in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Pin-Fang Yao, Guang-Can Li, Jin Li, He-Shun Xia, Xiao-Ling Yang, Huan-Yuan Huang, You-Gao Fu, Rui-Qin Wang, Xi-Yin Wang, Ju-Wei Sha 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1352-1355. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1352
Gastric Cancer
Apoptosis induced by preoperative oral 5’-DFUR administration in gastric adenocarcinoma and its mechanism of action 
Wen-He Zhao, Shi-Fu Wang, Wei Ding, Jian-Ming Sheng, Zhi-Min Ma, Li-Song Teng, Min Wang, Fu-Sheng Wu, Bing Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1356-1361. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1356
Viral Hepatitis
Budesonide induces complete remission in autoimmune hepatitis 
Antal Csepregi, Christoph Röcken, Gerhard Treiber, Peter Malfertheiner 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1362-1366. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1362
Basic Research
Altered blood-brain barrier permeability in rats with prehepatic portal hypertension turns to normal when portal pressure is lowered 
Francisco Eizayaga, Camila Scorticati, Juan P Prestifilippo, Salvador Romay, Maria A Fernandez, José L Castro, Abraham Lemberg, Juan C Perazzo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1367-1372. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1367
Alanyl-glutamine dipeptide inhibits hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats 
Chang-Jun Jia, Chao-Liu Dai, Xu Zhang, Kai Cui, Feng Xu, Yong-Qing Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1373-1378. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1373
In vitro and in vivo protective effects of proteoglycan isolated from mycelia of Ganoderma lucidum on carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury 
Xiao-Jun Yang, Jing Liu, Lin-Bai Ye, Fan Yang, Li Ye, Jin-Rong Gao, Zheng-Hui Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1379-1385. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1379
Therapeutic effect of interleukin-10 on CCl4-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats 
Yue-Hong Huang, Mei-Na Shi, Wei-Da Zheng, Li-Juan Zhang, Zhi-Xin Chen, Xiao-Zhong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1386-1391. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1386
Interleukin-1 beta up-regulates tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 mRNA and phosphorylation of c-jun N-terminal kinase and p38 in hepatic stellate cells 
Ya-Ping Zhang, Xi-Xian Yao, Xia Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1392-1396. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1392
Rapid Communication
Sonographic signs of neutropenic enterocolitis 
Christoph F Dietrich, Stella Hermann, Stefan Klein, Barbara Braden 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1397-1402. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1397
Long-term albumin infusion improves survival in patients with cirrhosis and ascites: An unblinded randomized trial 
Roberto Giulio Romanelli, Giorgio La Villa, Giuseppe Barletta, Francesco Vizzutti, Fabio Lanini, Umberto Arena, Vieri Boddi, Roberto Tarquini, Pietro Pantaleo, Paolo Gentilini, Giacomo Laffi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1403-1407. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1403
Detection of carcinoembryonic antigen mRNA in peritoneal washes from gastric cancer patients and its clinical significance 
Yan-Song Zhang, Jun Xu, Guang-Hua Luo, Rong-Chao Wang, Jiang Zhu, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Peter Nilsson-Ehle, Ning Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1408-1411. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1408
Pharmacokinetic study of paclitaxel in malignant ascites from advanced gastric cancer patients 
Michiya Kobayashi, Junichi Sakamoto, Tsutomu Namikawa, Ken Okamoto, Takehiro Okabayashi, Kengo Ichikawa, Keijiro Araki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1412-1415. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1412
Magnifying colonoscopy as a non-biopsy technique for differential diagnosis of non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions 
Shigeharu Kato, Kuang I Fu, Yasushi Sano, Takahiro Fujii, Yutaka Saito, Takahisa Matsuda, Ikuro Koba, Shigeaki Yoshida, Takahiro Fujimori 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1416-1420. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1416
Effects of hyperbaric oxygen and Pgg-glucan on ischemic colon anastomosis 
Suna Guzel, Oguzhan Sunamak, Abdullah AS, Varol Celik, Mehmet Ferahman, Muhammed MK Nuri, Ertugrul Gazioglu, Pinar Atukeren, Ozgur Mutlu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1421-1425. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1421
Evaluation of p53 codon 72 polymorphism in adenocarcinomas of the colon and rectum in La Plata, Argentina 
Luis Orlando Pérez, Martin Carlos Abba, Fernando Noel Dulout, Carlos Daniel Golijow 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1426-1429. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1426
Screening for celiac disease in Down’s syndrome patients revealed cases of subtotal villous atrophy without typical for celiFac disease HLA-DQ and tissue transglutaminase antibodies 
Oivi Uibo, Kaupo Teesalu, Kaja Metsküla, Tiia Reimand, Riste Saat, Tarvo Sillat, Koit Reimand, Tiina Talvik, Raivo Uibo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1430-1434. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1430
Crohn’s disease in adults: Observations in a multiracial Asian population 
Ida Hilmi, YM Tan, KL Goh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1435-1438. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1435
Effects of retrorsine on mouse hepatocyte proliferation after liver injury 
Xiao-Fei Zhou, Qian Wang, Jian-Xin Chu, Ai-Lian Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1439-1442. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1439
Ductular proliferation in liver tissues with severe chronic hepatitis B: An immunohistochemical study 
Yao-Kai Chen, Xu-Xia Zhao, Jun-Gang Li, Song Lang, Yu-Ming Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1443-1446. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1443
Expression of ICAM-1, HLA-DR, and CD80 on peripheral circulating CD1 α DCs induced in vivo by IFN-α in patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Yong-Sheng Yu, Zheng-Hao Tang, Jing-Chao Han, Min Xi, Jie Feng, Guo-Qing Zang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1447-1451. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1447
High expression level of soluble SARS spike protein mediated by adenovirus in HEK293 cells 
Fei Zhong, Zhen-Yu Zhong, Shuang Liang, Xiu-Jin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1452-1457. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1452
Prognostic factors of young patients with colon cancer after surgery 
Han Liang, Xiao-Na Wang, Bao-Gui Wang, Yuan Pan, Ning Liu, Dian-Chang Wang, Xi-Shan Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1458-1462. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1458
Relationship between onset of peptic ulcer and meteorological factors 
Da-Yun Liu, An-Ning Gao, Guo-Du Tang, Wang-Yue Yang, Jiang Qin, Xin-Guo Wu, Dong-Cai Zhu, Gui-Ning Wang, Jin-Jiang Liu, Zhong-Hui Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1463-1467. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1463
Expression of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide 1 and 2 receptor mRNA in gallbladder tissue of patients with gallstone or gallbladder polyps 
Zhen-Hai Zhang, Shuo-Dong Wu, Hong Gao, Gang Shi, Jun-Zhe Jin, Jing Kong, Zhong Tian, Yang Su 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1468-1471. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1468
Case Report
Primary liposarcoma of gallbladder diagnosed by preoperative imagings: A case report and review of literature 
Takashi Hamada, Kentaro Yamagiwa, Yuko Okanami, Koji Fujii, Ikuo Nakamura, Shugo Mizuno, Hajime Yokoi, Shuji Isaji, Shinji Uemoto 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1472-1475. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1472
Congenital tracheoesophageal fistula successfully diagnosed by CT esophagography 
Koichi Nagata, Yoshito Kamio, Tamaki Ichikawa, Mitsutaka Kadokura, Akihiko Kitami, Shungo Endo, Haruhiro Inoue, Shin-Ei Kudo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1476-1478. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1476
Strangulated hernia through a defect of the broad ligament and mobile cecum: A case report 
Kunihiko Hiraiwa, Kyoei Morozumi, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Keiichi Sotome, Akio Furukawa, Makoto Nakamaru 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1479-1480. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1479
Rectal carcinosarcoma: A case report and review of literature 
Dimitrios Konstantinos Tsekouras, Stylianos Katsaragakis, Dimitrios Theodorou, Georgia Kafiri, Fotis Archontovasilis, Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Panagiotis Drimousis, John Bramis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1481-1484. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1481
Holmes-Adie syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis and celiac disease: A case report 
Timea Csak, Aniko Folhoffer, Andrea Horvath, Judit Halász, Csaba Diczházi, Zsuzsa Schaff, Ferenc Szalay 
World J Gastroenterol 12(9):1485-1487. Published online Mar 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i9.1485