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Microsatellite instability and MLH1 promoter hypermethylation in colorectal cancer 
Yaron Niv 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1767-1769. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1767
Review
A comparative review of HLA associations with hepatitis B and C viral infections across global populations 
Rashmi Singh, Rashmi Kaul, Anil Kaul, Khalid Khan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1770-1787. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1770
Gastric Cancer
Synergistic effect of oxymatrine and angiogenesis inhibitor NM-3 on modulating apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells 
Ming-Quan Song, Jin-Shui Zhu, Jin-Lian Chen, Long Wang, Wei Da, Li Zhu, Wei-Ping Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1788-1793. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1788
Association of serum vascular endothelial growth factor-C and lymphatic vessel density with lymph node metastasis and prognosis of patients with gastric cancer 
Tian-Bao Wang, Mei-Hai Deng, Wan-Shou Qiu, Wen-Guang Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1794-1798. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1794
Basic Research
Cloning and expression of special F protein from human liver 
Shu-Ye Liu, Xin-Da Yu, Chun-Juan Song, Wei Lu, Jian-Dong Zhang, Xin-Rong Shi, Ying Duan, Ju Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1799-1804. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1799
Clinical Research
Sonographic fatty liver and hepatitis B virus carrier status: Synergistic effect on liver damage in Taiwanese adults 
Yu-Cheng Lin, Shu-Tin Hsiao, Jong-Dar Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1805-1810. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1805
Clinicopathological study of solid and pseudopapillary tumor of pancreas: Emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging findings 
Chi-Chang Yu, Jeng-Hwei Tseng, Chun-Nan Yeh, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yi-Yin Jan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1811-1815. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1811
Rapid Communication
Appropriateness of colonoscopy: Diagnostic yield and safety in guidelines 
Mario Grassini, Carlo Verna, Paolo Niola, Monica Navino, Edda Battaglia, Gabrio Bassotti 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1816-1819. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1816
Role of intravenously administered hyoscine butyl bromide in retrograde terminal ileoscopy: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial 
SP Misra, M Dwivedi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1820-1823. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1820
Clinical heterogeneity in autoimmune acute liver failure 
Norberto C Chavez-Tapia, Julio Martinez-Salgado, Julio Granados, Misael Uribe, Felix I Tellez-Avila 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1824-1827. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1824
Prevalence and risk factors of asymptomatic hepatitis C virus infection in Egyptian children 
MS El-Raziky, M El-Hawary, G Esmat, AM Abouzied, N El-Koofy, N Mohsen, S Mansour, A Shaheen, M Abdel Hamid, H El-Karaksy 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1828-1832. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1828
Cyclic vomiting syndrome in children: Experience with 181 cases from southern Iran 
Mahmood Haghighat, Seyed Mohammad Rafie, Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Gholam Hossein Fallahi, Marzieh Nejabat 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1833-1836. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1833
Knowledge, attitude and practice related to liver fluke infection in northeast Thailand 
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Soraya J Kaewpitoon, Prasit Pengsaa, Chutigan Pilasri 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1837-1840. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1837
Immunoscintigraphy of local recurrent rectal cancer with 99mTc-labeled anti-CEA monoclonal antibody CL58 
Yun-Feng Yao, Zhi Yang, Zhen-Fu Li, Jin Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1841-1846. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1841
Screening for metronidazole-resistance associated gene fragments of H pylori by suppression subtractive hybridization 
Ai-Qing Li, Ning Dai, Jie Yan, Yong-Liang Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1847-1850. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1847
Contribution of mononuclear bone marrow cells to carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis in rats 
Bao-Qiang Cao, Ji-Zong Lin, Yue-Si Zhong, Shao-Bin Huang, Nan Lin, Zhao-Feng Tang, Rui Chen, Peng Xiang, Rui-Yun Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1851-1856. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1851
A clinicopathological analysis in unsuspected gallbladder carcinoma: A report of 23 cases 
Li-Ning Xu, Sheng-Quan Zou 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1857-1861. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1857
Significance of blood analysis in hemophiliacs co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis viruses 
Fang Shen, Qin Huang, Hong-Qing Sun, Reena Ghildyal 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1862-1866. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1862
Vagina vasorum dissection during D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric carcinoma 
Jian-Jun Peng, Yu-Long He, Wen-Hua Zhan, Ping Xiao, Shi-Rong Cai, Chang-Hua Zhang, Hui Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1867-1869. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1867
Significance of hepatitis B virus surface antigen, hepatitis C virus expression in hepatocellular carcinoma and pericarcinomatous tissues 
Shi-Ying Xuan, Yong-Ning Xin, Hua Chen, Guang-Jun Shi, Hua-Shi Guan, Yang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1870-1874. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1870
Case Report
Diphyllobothrium latum: A case of an incidental finding 
Simon Lal, A Hillary Steinhart 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1875-1876. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1875
Localized amyloidosis of the stomach: A case report 
Gianluca Rotondano, Raffaele Salerno, Fabio Cipolletta, Maria Antonia Bianco, Antonino De Gregorio, Raffaele Miele, Antonio Prisco, Maria Lucia Garofano, Livio Cipolletta 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1877-1878. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1877
Unusual causes of intrahepatic cholestatic liver disease 
Elias E Mazokopakis, John A Papadakis, Diamantis P Kofteridis 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1879-1882. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1879
Letters To The Editor
Relationship between the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis and hepatitis C 
Sevtap Sipahi Demirkok 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1883-1884. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1883
Short mucin 1 alleles are associated with low virulent H pylori strains infection 
Bárbara Peleteiro, Nuno Lunet, Filipe Santos-Silva, Leonor David, Céu Figueiredo, Henrique Barros 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1885-1886. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1885
A dıfferent approach for sterılızatıon of lıver hydatid cysts 
Ahmet Tekin, Tevfik Küçükkartallar, Adil Kartal 
World J Gastroenterol 13(12):1887-1887. Published online Mar 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i12.1887