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Genetics of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Andreas Teufel, Frank Staib, Stephan Kanzler, Arndt Weinmann, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Peter R Galle 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2271-2282. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2271
Esophageal Cancer
Cyclooxygenase-2 expression after preoperative chemoradiotherapy correlates with more frequent esophageal cancer recurrence 
Reigetsu Yoshikawa, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kenji Koishi, Syoudou Kojima, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Hidenori Yanagi, Takehira Yamamura, Tomoko Hashimoto-Tamaoki, Takashi Nishigami, Tohru Tsujimura 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2283-2288. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2283
Basic Research
Effect of herbal medicine Juzentaihoto on hepatic and intestinal heat shock gene expression requires intestinal microflora in mouse 
Miho Kato, Atsushi Ishige, Naoko Anjiki, Masahiro Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Irie, Mitsue Taniyama, Ryoko Kibe, Junichiro Oka, Yoshimi Benno, Kenji Watanabe 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2289-2297. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2289
Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor ameliorates cholecystokinin-octapeptide-induced acute pancreatitis in rats 
Sang-Wan Seo, Won-Seok Jung, Tai-Guang Piao, Seung-Heon Hong, Ki-Jung Yun, Rae-Kil Park, Min-Kyo Shin, Ho-Joon Song, Sung-Joo Park 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2298-2304. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2298
Expression of SNC73, a transcript of the immunoglobulin α-1 gene, in human epithelial carcinomas 
Li-Yi Geng, Zheng-Zhen Shi, Qi Dong, Xin-Han Cai, Yan-Ming Zhang, Wei Cao, Jia-Ping Peng, Yong-Ming Fang, Lei Zheng, Shu Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2305-2311. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2305
Clinical Research
Update on Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies, anti-nuclear associated anti-neutrophil antibodies and antibodies to exocrine pancreas detected by indirect immunofluorescence as biomarkers in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases: Results of a multicenter study 
S Desplat-Jégo, C Johanet, A Escande, J Goetz, N Fabien, N Olsson, E Ballot, J Sarles, JJ Baudon, JC Grimaud, M Veyrac, P Chamouard, RL Humbel 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2312-2318. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2312
Rapid Communication
Characterization of hepatic progenitors from human fetal liver using CD34 as a hepatic progenitor marker 
Parveen Nyamath, Ayesha Alvi, Aejaz Habeeb, Sanjeev Khosla, Aleem A Khan, CM Habibullah 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2319-2323. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2319
Combination of small interfering RNA and lamivudine on inhibition of human B virus replication in HepG2.2.15 cells 
Gui-Qiu Li, Wei-Zhen Xu, Jing-Xia Wang, Wen-Wei Deng, Di Li, Hong-Xi Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2324-2327. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2324
Adalimumab induction therapy for ulcerative colitis with intolerance or lost response to infliximab: An open-label study 
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Cécile Laclotte, Xavier Roblin, Marc-André Bigard 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2328-2332. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2328
Duodenal intraepithelial T lymphocytes in patients with functional dyspepsia 
Gilles Gargala, Stéphane Lecleire, Arnaud François, Serge Jacquot, Pierre Déchelotte, Jean Jacques Ballet, Loic Favennec, Philippe Ducrotté 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2333-2338. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2333
Sphincter-preserving R0 total mesorectal excision with resection of internal genitalia combined with pre- or postoperative chemoradiation for T4 rectal cancer in females 
Bartlomiej Szynglarewicz, Rafal Matkowski, Piotr Kasprzak, Daniel Sydor, Jozef Forgacz, Marek Pudelko, Jan Kornafel 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2339-2343. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2339
Type I inositol 1, 4, 5-triphosphate receptors increase in kidney of mice with fulminant hepatic failure 
Ying Wen, Wei Cui, Pei Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2344-2348. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2344
H pylori seroprevalence in patients with lung cancer 
Katayoon Najafizadeh, Sayeed Falah Tafti, Masoud Shiehmorteza, Masoud Saloor, Masoud Jamali 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2349-2351. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2349
Ethanol induced mitochondria injury and permeability transition pore opening: Role of mitochondria in alcoholic liver disease 
Ming Yan, Ping Zhu, Hui-Min Liu, Hai-Tao Zhang, Li Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2352-2356. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2352
Study on the blood-borne virus co-infection and T lymphocyte subset among intravenous drug users 
Jian-Rong Li, Rui-Yu Gong, Kun-Lun Tian, Jing Wang, Yi-Xin Wang, Han-Ju Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2357-2362. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2357
Selenoprotein P mRNA expression in human hepatic tissues 
Chun-Li Li, Ke-Jun Nan, Tao Tian, Chen-Guang Sui, Yan-Fang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2363-2368. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2363
Hypoxia inducible factor-1α mediates protective effects of ischemic preconditioning on ECV-304 endothelial cells 
Liu-Bin Shi, Jian-Hua Huang, Bao-San Han 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2369-2373. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2369
Bile duct injuries associated with laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy: Sixteen-year experience 
Jin-Shu Wu, Chuang Peng, Xian-Hai Mao, Pin Lv 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2374-2378. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2374
Case Report
An extremely rare case of delusional parasitosis in a chronic hepatitis C patient during pegylated interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin treatment 
Geert Robaeys, Jozef De Bie, Marc Van Ranst, Frank Buntinx 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2379-2380. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2379
Appendiceal mucocoeles and pseudomyxoma peritonei 
Anupam Dixit, John HP Robertson, Satvinder S Mudan, Charles Akle 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2381-2384. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2381
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach with a giant abscess penetrating the gastric lumen 
Taro Osada, Akihito Nagahara, Tomohiro Kodani, Akihiro Namihisa, Masato Kawabe, Takashi Yoshizawa, Toshifumi Ohkusa, Sumio Watanabe 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2385-2387. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2385
Giant hepatic hydatid cyst: A case report 
Ali Ezer, Tarık Zafer Nursal, Turgut Noyan, Gökhan Moray 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2388-2389. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2388
Letters To The Editor
Inactivation of digestive proteases: Another aspect of gut bacteria that should be taken into more consideration 
Xiaofa Qin 
World J Gastroenterol 13(16):2390-2391. Published online Apr 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i16.2390