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Recent advances in basic and clinical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease: Which steps in the mucosal inflammation should we block for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease? 
Hitoshi Asakura, Kenji Suzuki, Terasu Honma 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2145-2149. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2145
Effect of smoking on inflammatory bowel disease: Is it disease or organ specific? 
A Karban, R Eliakim 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2150-2152. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2150
Topic Highlights
Celiac disease in the developing countries: A new and challenging public health problem 
Francesco Cataldo, Giuseppe Montalto 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2153-2159. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2153
Basic Research
In vivo subsurface morphological and functional cellular and subcellular imaging of the gastrointestinal tract with confocal mini-microscopy 
Martin Goetz, Beena Memadathil, Stefan Biesterfeld, Constantin Schneider, Sebastian Gregor, Peter R Galle, Markus F Neurath, Ralf Kiesslich 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2160-2165. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2160
Therapeutic and prophylactic thalidomide in TNBS-induced colitis: Synergistic effects on TNF-α, IL-12 and VEGF production 
Ana Teresa Carvalho, Heitor Souza, Antonio Jose Carneiro, Morgana Castelo-Branco, Kalil Madi, Alberto Schanaider, Flavia Silva, Fernando Antonio Pereira Jứnior, Márcia G Pereira, Cláudio Tortori, Ilana Dines, Jane Carvalho, Eduardo Rocha, Celeste Elia 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2166-2173. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2166
Effect of pre-moxibustion on apoptosis and proliferation of gastric mucosa cells 
Shou-Xiang Yi, Yan Peng, Xiao-Rong Chang, Na Peng, Jie Yan, Yap-Ping Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2174-2178. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2174
Clinical Research
Small sphincterotomy combined with papillary dilation with large balloon permits retrieval of large stones without mechanical lithotripsy 
Atsushi Minami, Shinji Hirose, Tomohiro Nomoto, Shoichiro Hayakawa 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2179-2182. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2179
Rapid Communication
Safety and success of precut biliary sphincterotomy: Is it linked to experience or expertise? 
Lindsay S Robison, Shyam Varadarajulu, C Mel Wilcox 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2183-2186. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2183
CCL2-2518 A/G and CCR2 190 A/G do not influence the outcome of hepatitis C virus infection in the Spanish population 
MA Montes-Cano, JR García-Lozano, J Aguilar-Reina, M Romero-Gómez, N Barroso, A Núñez-Roldán, MF González-Escribano 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2187-2192. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2187
Evaluation of 5 versus 10 granulocyteaphaeresis sessions in steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis: A pilot, prospective, multicenter, randomized study 
Elena Ricart, Maria Esteve, Montserrat Andreu, Francesc Casellas, David Monfort, Miquel Sans, Natalia Oudovenko, Raúl Lafuente, Julián Panés 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2193-2197. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2193
In vitro study of lovastatin interactions with amiodarone and with carbon tetrachloride in isolated rat hepatocytes 
AZ Krasteva, MK Mitcheva, MS Kondeva-Burdina, VA Descatoire 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2198-2204. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2198
No association of the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated gene CTLA4 +49A/G polymorphisms with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in Hungarian population samples 
Lili Magyari, Bernadett Faragó, Judit Bene, Katalin Horvatovich, Lilla Lakner, Márta Varga, Mária Figler, Beáta Gasztonyi, Gyula Mózsik, Béla Melegh 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2205-2208. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2205
Expression of p21WAF1 is related to acetylation of histone H3 in total chromatin in human colorectal cancer 
Ying-Xuan Chen, Jing-Yuan Fang, Rong Lu, De-Kai Qiu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2209-2213. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2209
Hypermethylation and aberrant expression of Wnt antagonist secreted frizzled-related protein 1 in gastric cancer 
Cheng-Hai Zhao, Xian-Min Bu, Ning Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2214-2217. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2214
Gene expression analysis of pancreatic cystic neoplasm in SV40Tag transgenic mice model 
Jie Feng, Qiang Sun, Cheng Gao, Juan Dong, Xiao-Luan Wei, Hua Xing, Hou-Da Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2218-2222. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2218
Glutamine and recombinant human growth hormone protect intestinal barrier function following portal hypertension surgery 
Zhao-Feng Tang, Yun-Biao Ling, Nan Lin, Zheng Hao, Rui-Yun Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2223-2228. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2223
Effect of acupuncture at Foot-Yangming Meridian on gastric mucosal blood flow, gastric motility and brain-gut peptide 
Ya-Ping Lin, Shou-Xiang Yi, Jie Yan, Xiao-Rong Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2229-2233. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2229
Reversal of multidrug resistance in vincristine-resistant human gastric cancer cell line SGC7901/VCR by LY980503 
Da-Long Wu, Ying Xu, Li-Xin Yin, Huan-Zhang Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2234-2237. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2234
Case Report
Hepatitis A vaccine associated with autoimmune hepatitis 
PA Berry, G Smith-Laing 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2238-2239. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2238
Complicated small-bowel diverticulosis: A case report and review of the literature 
Woubet T Kassahun, Josef Fangmann, Jens Harms, Michael Bartels, Johann Hauss 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2240-2242. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2240
Solitary recurrence of hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a mediastinal lymph node two years after curative resection 
Yuichiro Ito, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Fumihiko Fujita, Ryuji Tsutsumi, Tamotsu Kuroki, Takashi Kanematsu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2243-2246. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2243
Multiple carcinoids in the duodenum, pancreas and stomach accompanied with type A gastritis: A case report 
Takeo Bamba, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Tatsuo Kanda, Toshihiro Tsubono, Yasuo Sakai, Nobuyuki Musha, Noriko Ishihara, Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2247-2249. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2247
Chemoradiotherapy for a patient with a giant esophageal fistula 
Takuma Nomiya, Kazuhide Teruyama, Hitoshi Wada, Kenji Nemoto 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2250-2254. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2250
Severe delayed complication after percutaneous endoscopic colostomy for chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction: A case report and review of the literature 
David Bertolini, Philippe De Saussure, Michael Chilcott, Marc Girardin, Jean-Marc Dumonceau 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2255-2257. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2255
Persistent omphalomesenteric duct causing small bowel obstruction in an adult 
Haridimos Markogiannakis, Dimitrios Theodorou, Konstantinos G Toutouzas, Panagiotis Drimousis, Sotirios Georgios Panoussopoulos, Stilianos Katsaragakis 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2258-2260. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2258
Early detection of response to imatinib therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumor by using 18F-FDG-positron emission tomography and computed tomography imaging 
Sabri Zincirkeser, Alper Sevinc, M Emin Kalender, Celalettin Camci 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2261-2262. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2261
A primary intestinal lymphangiectasia patient diagnosed by capsule endoscopy and confirmed at surgery: A case report 
You-Hong Fang, Bing-Ling Zhang, Jia-Guo Wu, Chun-Xiao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(15):2263-2265. Published online Apr 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i15.2263