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Review
Physiological and clinical significance of enterochromaffin-like cell activation in the regulation of gastric acid secretion 
Guanglin Cui, Helge L Waldum 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):493-496. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.493
Impact of tiny miRNAs on cancers 
Wei Liu, Sheng-Yong Mao, Wei-Yun Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):497-502. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.497
Esophageal Cancer
Chromosome 11 aneusomy in esophageal cancers and precancerous lesions- an early event in neoplastic transformation: An interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization study from south India 
Vasavi Mohan, Shivani Ponnala, Hemakumar M Reddy, Radha Sistla, Rachel A Jesudasan, Yog Raj Ahuja, Qurratulain Hasan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):503-508. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.503
Gastric Cancer
Effect of 2-(8-hydroxy-6-methoxy-1-oxo-1H-2-benzopyran-3-yl) propionic acid in combination with carboplatin on gastric carcinoma growth in vivo 
Jin-Lian Chen, Jin-Shui Zhu, Jing Hong, Ming-Xiang Chen, Jin-Lai Lu, Wei-Xiong Chen, Bo Shen, Zu-Ming Zhu, Ni-Wei Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):509-514. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.509
Colorectal Cancer
Usefulness of two independent histopathological classifications of tumor regression in patients with rectal cancer submitted to hyperfractionated pre-operative radiotherapy 
Łukasz Liszka, Ewa Zielińska-Pająk, Jacek Pająk, Dariusz Gołka, Jacek Starzewski, Zbigniew Lorenc 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):515-524. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.515
Usefulness of two independent histopathological classifications of tumor regression in patients with rectal cancer submitted to hyperfractionated pre-operative radiotherapy 
Łukasz Liszka, Ewa Zielińska-Pająk, Jacek Pająk, Dariusz Gołka, Jacek Starzewski, Zbigniew Lorenc 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):515-524. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.524
Viral Hepatitis
Sequential algorithms combining non-invasive markers and biopsy for the assessment of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B 
Giada Sebastiani, Alessandro Vario, Maria Guido, Alfredo Alberti 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):525-531. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.525
H pylori
Serum-free culture of H pylori intensifies cytotoxicity 
Hiroyuki Ohno, Akiyuki Murano 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):532-537. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.532
Basic Research
Pretreatment with adenosine and adenosine A1 receptor agonist protects against intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat 
V Haktan Ozacmak, Hale Sayan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):538-547. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.538
Influence of dexamethasone on inflammatory mediators and NF-κB expression in multiple organs of rats with severe acute pancreatitis 
Xi-Ping Zhang, Ling Zhang, Lin-Jie Chen, Qi-Hui Cheng, Jian-Mei Wang, Wei Cai, Hai-Ping Shen, Jun Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):548-556. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.548
Inhibitory effects of saikosaponin-d on CCl4-induced hepatic fibrogenesis in rats 
Shuang-Suo Dang, Bao-Feng Wang, Yan-An Cheng, Ping Song, Zhen-Guo Liu, Zong-Fang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):557-563. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.557
Protection of Veratrum nigrum L. var. ussuriense Nakai alkaloids against ischemia-reperfusion injury of the rat liver 
Zhen-Zhen Wang, Wei-Jie Zhao, Xue-Song Zhang, Xiao-Feng Tian, Yu-Zhu Wang, Feng Zhang, Jin-Chan Yuan, Guo-Zhu Han, Ke-Xin Liu, Ji-Hong Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):564-571. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.564
Clinical Research
Gastrointestinal symptoms in a Japanese population: A health diary study 
Yasuharu Tokuda, Osamu Takahashi, Sachiko Ohde, Masaaki Shakudo, Haruo Yanai, Takuro Shimbo, Shunichi Fukuhara, Shigeaki Hinohara, Tsuguya Fukui 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):572-578. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.572
Rapid Communication
Recent IV-drug users with chronic hepatitis C can be efficiently treated with daily high dose induction therapy using consensus interferon: An open-label pilot study 
Th Witthoeft, M Fuchs, D Ludwig 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):579-584. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.579
Elastic band ligation of hemorrhoids: Flexible gastroscope or rigid proctoscope? 
M Cazemier, RJF Felt-Bersma, MA Cuesta, CJJ Mulder 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):585-587. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.585
Immunohistochemical analysis of p53, cyclinD1, RB1, c-fos and N-ras gene expression in hepatocellular carcinoma in Iran 
SJ Moghaddam, EN Haghighi, S Samiee, N Shahid, AR Keramati, S Dadgar, MR Zali 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):588-593. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.588
Achalasia and thyroid disease 
Mohammad Hassan Emami, Mostafa Raisi, Jaleh Amini, Hamed Daghaghzadeh 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):594-599. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.594
Analysis of immune responses against H pylori in rabbits 
Khademul Islam, Ibrahim Khalil, Chowdhury Rafiqul Ahsan, Mahmuda Yasmin, Jamalun Nessa 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):600-606. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.600
Beneficial effects of Foeniculum vulgare on ethanol-induced acute gastric mucosal injury in rats 
Fatih Mehmet Birdane, Mustafa Cemek, Yavuz Osman Birdane, İlhami Gülçin, Mehmet Emin Büyükokuroğlu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):607-611. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.607
Distribution of trace metal concentrations in paired cancerous and non-cancerous human stomach tissues 
Mehmet Yaman, Gokce Kaya, Hayrettin Yekeler 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):612-618. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.612
Evaluation of the effect of partial splenic embolization on platelet values for liver cirrhosis patients with thrombocytopenia 
Chi-Ming Lee, Ting-Kai Leung, Hung-Jung Wang, Wei-Hsing Lee, Li-Kuo Shen, Jean-Dean Liu, Chun-Chao Chang, Ya-Yen Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):619-622. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.619
Therapeutic effects of Caspase-1 inhibitors on acute lung injury in experimental severe acute pancreatitis 
Xiao-Hua Zhang, Ren-Min Zhu, Wen-An Xu, Hai-Jun Wan, Heng Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):623-627. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.623
Evaluation of prognostic markers in severe drug-induced liver disease 
Bo Li, Zhi Wang, Jian-Jiang Fang, Ci-Yi Xu, Wei-Xing Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):628-632. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.628
Diagnosis and management of colonic injuries following blunt trauma 
Yi-Xiong Zheng, Li Chen, Si-Feng Tao, Ping Song, Shao-Ming Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):633-636. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.633
Case Report
A case of acute infectious mononucleosis presenting with very high ferritin 
Muhammed Hameed Thoufeeq, Shahul Leyakath Ali Khan, Sanjiv Kumar Jain, Hasanain Al-Shakerchi, Munem Hussain 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):637-638. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.637
An autopsy case showing massive fibrinoid necrosis of the portal tracts of the liver with cholangiographic findings similar to those of primary sclerosing cholangitis 
Hiroshi Hano, Ichiro Takagi, Keisuke Nagatsuma, Tomoe Lu, Chenxi Meng, Satoru Chiba 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):639-642. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.639
Pouchitis and pre-pouch ileitis developed after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis: A case report 
Takashi Iwata, Takayuki Yamamoto, Satoru Umegae, Koichi Matsumoto 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):643-646. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.643
Cytomegalovirus hepatitis and myopericarditis 
Leire Zubiaurre, Eva Zapata, Luis Bujanda, María Castillo, Igor Oyarzabal, Maria A Gutiérrez-Stampa, Angel Cosme 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):647-648. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.647
Letters To The Editor
Indian patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease presenting with raised transaminases are different at presentation 
Ajay Duseja, Ashim Das, Radha Krishan Dhiman, Yogesh Kumar Chawla, Reena Das, Sanjay Bhadada, Ravinder Sialy, Kiran Kumar Thumburu, Anil Bhansali, Naveen Kalra 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):649-650. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.649
Treatment regimen design in clinical radiotherapy for hepatoma 
Jian-She Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(4):651-651. Published online Jan 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i4.651