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Transient elastography for the assessment of chronic liver disease: Ready for the clinic? 
JFL Cobbold, S Morin, SD Taylor-Robinson 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4791-4797. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4791
Stimulating erythropoiesis in inflammatory bowel disease associated anemia 
Georgia Tsiolakidou, Ioannis E Koutroubakis 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4798-4806. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4798
Topic Highlight
Immunity to hepatitis C virus infection: Update 2007 
Robert Thimme 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4807-4807. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4807
Sequence diversity of hepatitis C virus: Implications for immune control and therapy 
Joerg Timm, Michael Roggendorf 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4808-4817. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4808
Interaction of hepatitis C virus with the type I interferon system 
Friedemann Weber 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4818-4823. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4818
Neutralizing antibodies in hepatitis C virus infection 
Mirjam B Zeisel, Samira Fafi-Kremer, Isabel Fofana, Heidi Barth, Françoise Stoll-Keller, Michel Doffoël, Thomas F Baumert 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4824-4830. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4824
CD4+ T cell responses in hepatitis C virus infection 
Nasser Semmo, Paul Klenerman 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4831-4838. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4831
Host and viral factors contributing to CD8+ T cell failure in hepatitis C virus infection 
Christoph Neumann-Haefelin, Hans Christian Spangenberg, Hubert E Blum, Robert Thimme 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4839-4847. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4839
Memory CD8+ T cell differentiation in viral infection: A cell for all seasons 
Henry Radziewicz, Luke Uebelhoer, Bertram Bengsch, Arash Grakoui 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4848-4857. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4848
Regulatory T cells in viral hepatitis 
Eva Billerbeck, Tobias Böttler, Robert Thimme 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4858-4864. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4858
Hepatitis C virus infection and apoptosis 
Richard Fischer, Thomas Baumert, Hubert E Blum 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4865-4872. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4865
Basic Research
Effects and mechanisms of electroacupuncture at PC6 on frequency of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation in cats 
Chi Wang, De-Feng Zhou, Xiao-Wei Shuai, Jian-Xiang Liu, Peng-Yan Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4873-4880. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4873
Clinical Research
Impaired contractility and remodeling of the upper gastrointestinal tract in diabetes mellitus type-1 
Jens Brøndum Frøkjær, Søren Due Andersen, Niels Ejskjær, Peter Funch-Jensen, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4881-4890. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4881
Ferucarbotran versus Gd-DTPA-enhanced MR imaging in the detection of focal hepatic lesions 
Wei-Zhong Cheng, Meng-Su Zeng, Fu-Hua Yan, Shen-Xiang Rao, Ji-Zhang Shen, Cai-Zhong Chen, Shu-Jie Zhang, Wei-Bin Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4891-4896. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4891
Endoscopic management of gastrointestinal smooth muscle tumor 
Xiao-Dong Zhou, Nong-Hua Lv, Hong-Xia Chen, Chong-Wen Wang, Xuan Zhu, Ping Xu, You-Xiang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4897-4902. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4897
Rapid Communication
Does protracted antiviral therapy impact on HCV-related liver cirrhosis progression? 
Giovanni Tarantino, Antonio Gentile, Domenico Capone, Vincenzo Basile, Marianna Tarantino, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Alberto Cuocolo, Paolo Conca 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4903-4908. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4903
Case Report
Secondary pancreatic involvement by a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting as acute pancreatitis 
M Wasif Saif, Sapna Khubchandani, Marek Walczak 
World J Gastroenterol 13(36):4909-4911. Published online Sep 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i36.4909