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Editorial
Role of endosonography in non-malignant pancreatic diseases 
Kyung W Noh, Surakit Pungpapong, Massimo Raimondo 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):165-169. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.165
Pancreatitis-associated protein: From a lectin to an anti-inflammatory cytokine 
Daniel Closa, Yoshiharu Motoo, Juan L Iovanna 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):170-174. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.170
Topic Highlight
Early diabetic neuropathy: Triggers and mechanisms 
Maxim Dobretsov, Dmitry Romanovsky, Joseph R Stimers 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):175-191. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.175
Advances in small animal mesentery models for in vivo flow cytometry, dynamic microscopy, and drug screening 
Ekaterina I Galanzha, Valery V Tuchin, Vladimir P Zharov 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):192-218. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.192
Review
Differential diagnosis between functional and organic intestinal disorders: Is there a role for non-invasive tests? 
Francesco Costa, Maria Gloria Mumolo, Santino Marchi, Massimo Bellini 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):219-223. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.219
Importance of performance status for treatment outcome in advanced pancreatic cancer 
Stefan Boeck, Axel Hinke, Ralf Wilkowski, Volker Heinemann 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):224-227. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.224
Liver Cancer
Interferon-α response in chronic hepatitis B-transfected HepG2.2.15 cells is partially restored by lamivudine treatment 
Shi-He Guan, Mengji Lu, Petra Grünewald, Michael Roggendorf, Guido Gerken, Jörg F Schlaak 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):228-235. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.228
Basic Research
Correlation between in vitro and in vivo immunomodulatory properties of lactic acid bacteria 
Benoit Foligne, Sophie Nutten, Corinne Grangette, Véronique Dennin, Denise Goudercourt, Sabine Poiret, Joelle Dewulf, Dominique Brassart, Annick Mercenier, Bruno Pot 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):236-243. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.236
Rescue of the albino phenotype by introducing a functional tyrosinase minigene into Kunming albino mice 
Dong Xiao, Ying Yue, Xin-Yan Deng, Bing Huang, Zhong-Min Guo, Yun Ma, Yi-Li Lin, Xun Hong, Huan Tang, Kang Xu, Xi-Gu Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):244-249. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.244
Antiproliferation and apoptosis induction of paeonol in HepG2 cells 
Shu-Ping Xu, Guo-Ping Sun, Yu-Xian Shen, Wei Wei, Wan-Ren Peng, Hua Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):250-256. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.250
Clinical Research
Detection of disseminated pancreatic cells by amplification of cytokeratin-19 with quantitative RT-PCR in blood, bone marrow and peritoneal lavage of pancreatic carcinoma patients 
Katrin Hoffmann, Christiane Kerner, Wolfgang Wilfert, Marc Mueller, Joachim Thiery, Johann Hauss, Helmut Witzigmann 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):257-263. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.257
Efficacy of long term cyclic administration of the poorly absorbed antibiotic Rifaximin in symptomatic, uncomplicated colonic diverticular disease 
Antonio Colecchia, Amanda Vestito, Francesca Pasqui, Giuseppe Mazzella, Enrico Roda, Francesca Pistoia, Giovanni Brandimarte, Davide Festi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):264-269. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.264
Proximal gastric motility in critically ill patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus 
Nam Q Nguyen, Robert J Fraser, Laura K Bryant, Marianne Chapman, Richard H Holloway 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):270-275. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.270
Role of ciprofloxacin in patients with cholestasis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography 
Thawee Ratanachu-ek, Pitchaya Prajanphanit, Kawin Leelawat, Suchart Chantawibul, Sukij Panpimanmas, Somboon Subwongcharoen, Jerasak Wannaprasert 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):276-279. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.276
Rapid Communication
Twenty-four hour intra-arterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil, cisplatin, and leucovorin is more effective than 6-hour infusion for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hidenari Nagai, Masahiro Kanayama, Katsuya Higami, Kouichi Momiyama, Akiko Ikoma, Naoki Okano, Katsuhiko Matsumaru, Manabu Watanabe, Koji Ishii, Yasukiyo Sumino, Kazumasa Miki 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):280-284. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.280
Totally laparoscopic trans-hiatal gastroesophagectomy for benign diseases of the esophago-gastric junction 
Jean-Louis Dulucq, Pascal Wintringer, Ahmad Mahajna 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):285-288. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.285
Impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy for diagnosis of pancreatic masses 
Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Enrique Dominguez-Munoz, Antonio Lozano-Leon, Ihab Abdulkader, Jose Larino-Noia, Jose Antunez, Jeronimo Forteza 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):289-293. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.289
Immunogenicity of recombinant hepatitis B virus vaccine in patients with and without chronic hepatitis C virus infection: A case-control study 
Naser Ebrahimi Daryani, Mohsen Nassiri-Toosi, Armin Rashidi, Iman Khodarahmi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):294-298. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.294
Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) attenuates lung injury induced by intestinal ischemia/reperfusion in rats: Roles of oxidative stress and nitric oxide 
Ke-Xuan Liu, Wei-Kang Wu, Wei He, Chui-Liang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):299-305. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.299
Case Report
Are heat stroke and physical exhaustion underestimated causes of acute hepatic failure? 
Kilian Weigand, Carina Riediger, Wolfgang Stremmel, Christa Flechtenmacher, Jens Encke 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):306-309. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.306
Jejuno-jejunal invagination due to intestinal melanoma 
Giuseppe Resta, Gabriele Anania, Federico Messina, Damiano de Tullio, Gloria Ferrocci, Federico Zanzi, Davide Pellegrini, Rocco Stano, Giorgio Cavallesco, Gianfranco Azzena, Savino Occhionorelli 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):310-312. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.310
An unusual cause of cholecystitis: Heterotopic pancreatic tissue in the gallbladder 
Gülsüm Özlem Elpek, Sevgi Bozova, Gökben Yıldırım Küpesiz, Mehmet Öğüş 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):313-315. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.313
A case of interstitial pneumonitis in a patient with ulcerative colitis treated with azathioprine 
Ferenc Nagy, Tamas Molnar, Eva Makula, Ildiko Kiss, Peter Milassin, Eva Zollei, Laszlo Tiszlavicz, Janos Lonovics 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):316-319. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.316
Gallbladder lymphangioma: A case report and review of the literature 
Jwa-Kyung Kim, Kyo-Sang Yoo, Joon Ho Moon, Kwang Hyuk Park, Yong Woo Chung, Kyoung Oh Kim, Cheol Hee Park, Taeho Hahn, Sang Hoon Park, Jong Hyeok Kim, Jang Yeong Jeon, Min Jung Kim, Kwang Seon Min, Choong Kee Park 
World J Gastroenterol 13(2):320-323. Published online Jan 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i2.320