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From bed to bench: Which attitude towards the laboratory liver tests should health care practitioners strike? 
Giovanni Tarantino 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4917-4923. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4917
Topic Highlight
Alcoholic liver injury: Pathological features and models 
Natalia A Osna 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4924-4924. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4924
Role of alcohol in the regulation of iron metabolism 
Duygu Dee Harrison-Findik 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4925-4930. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4925
Implication of altered proteasome function in alcoholic liver injury 
Natalia A Osna, Terrence M Donohue Jr 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4931-4937. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4931
Immunological response in alcoholic liver disease 
Michael J Duryee, Lynell W Klassen, Geoffrey M Thiele 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4938-4946. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4938
Role of transmethylation reactions in alcoholic liver disease 
Kusum K Kharbanda 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4947-4954. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4947
Effects of ethanol on hepatic cellular replication and cell cycle progression 
Dahn L Clemens 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4955-4959. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4955
Effect of ethanol on pro-apoptotic mechanisms in polarized hepatic cells 
Benita L McVicker, Dean J Tuma, Carol A Casey 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4960-4966. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4960
Novel interactions of mitochondria and reactive oxygen/nitrogen species in alcohol mediated liver disease 
Sudheer K Mantena, Adrienne L King, Kelly K Andringa, Aimee Landar, Victor Darley-Usmar, Shannon M Bailey 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4967-4973. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4967
Alcohol-induced steatosis in liver cells 
Terrence M Donohue Jr 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4974-4978. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4974
Signaling mechanisms in alcoholic liver injury: Role of transcription factors, kinases and heat shock proteins 
Pranoti Mandrekar 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4979-4985. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4979
Liver Cancer
Nerve growth factor involvement in liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma 
Guido Rasi, Annalucia Serafino, Lia Bellis, Maria Teresa Lonardo, Federica Andreola, Manuela Zonfrillo, Giovanni Vennarecci, Pasquale Pierimarchi, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Eugenio Santoro, Claudio Puoti 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4986-4995. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4986
Colorectal Cancer
Correlation of IL-8 with induction, progression and metastatic potential of colorectal cancer 
Claudia Rubie, Vilma Oliveira Frick, Sandra Pfeil, Mathias Wagner, Otto Kollmar, Berit Kopp, Stefan Gräber, Bettina M Rau, Martin K Schilling 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):4996-5002. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.4996
Basic Research
Protective effects of ursodeoxycholic acid on chenodeoxycholic acid-induced liver injury in hamsters 
Tomomichi Iwaki, Kaoru Ishizaki, Shuji Kinoshita, Hideki Tanaka, Atsushi Fukunari, Makoto Tsurufuji, Teruaki Imada 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5003-5008. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5003
Rapid Communication
Liver angiogenesis as a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma development in hepatitis C virus cirrhotic patients 
Roberto Mazzanti, Luca Messerini, Camilla E Comin, Lorenzo Fedeli, Nathalie Gannè-Carrie, Michel Beaugrand 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5009-5014. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5009
Coinfection of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus in HIV-infected patients in south India 
Shanmugam Saravanan, Vijayakumar Velu, Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy, Subhadra Nandakumar, Kailapuri Gangatharan Murugavel, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Solomon Suniti, Sadras Panchatcharam Thyagarajan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5015-5020. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5015
Three novel missense germline mutations in different exons of MSH6 gene in Chinese hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer families 
Shi-Yan Yan, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Xiang Du, Tai-Ming Zhang, Yong-Ming Lu, San-Jun Cai, Xiao-Li Xu, Bao-Hua Yu, Heng-Hua Zhou, Da-Ren Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5021-5024. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5021
18F-DG PET/CT in detection of recurrence and metastasis of colorectal cancer 
Long-Bang Chen, Jin-Long Tong, Hai-Zhu Song, Hong Zhu, Yu-Cai Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5025-5029. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5025
Thymidylate synthase and thymidine phosphorylase gene expression as predictive parameters for the efficacy of 5-fluorouraci-based adjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer 
Dong Hua, Zhao-Hui Huang, Yong Mao, Jian-Zhong Deng 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5030-5034. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5030
Case Report
Laparoscopic hemicolectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis 
Yushi Fujiwara, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masayuki Higashino, Shinya Tanimura, Masashi Takemura, Yoshinori Tanaka, Harushi Osugi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(37):5035-5037. Published online Oct 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i37.5035