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Emerging role of IL-23/IL-17 axis in H pylori-associated pathology 
Roberta Caruso, Francesco Pallone, Giovanni Monteleone 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5547-5551. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5547
Review
Acute renal dysfunction in liver diseases 
Alex P Betrosian, Banwari Agarwal, Emmanuel E Douzinas 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5552-5559. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5552
Topic Highlight
Novel genetic markers in inflammatory bowel disease 
Lorena Rodríguez-Bores, Gabriela C Fonseca, Marco A Villeda, Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5560-5570. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5560
Role of bacteria in the etiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease 
Nicolas Barnich, Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5571-5576. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5571
Innate immunity in inflammatory bowel disease 
Jesus K Yamamoto-Furusho, Daniel K Podolsky 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5577-5580. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5577
Insights from advances in research of chemically induced experimental models of human inflammatory bowel disease 
Mayumi Kawada, Atsuko Arihiro, Emiko Mizoguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5581-5593. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5581
Genetic factors associated with the development of inflammatory bowel disease 
Jesus K Yamamoto-Furusho 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5594-5597. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5594
Pouchitis 
En-Da Yu, Zhuo Shao, Bo Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5598-5604. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5598
Basic Research
Effect of Scutellariae Radix extract on experimental dextran-sulfate sodium-induced colitis in rats 
Ho-Lam Chung, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Ka-Fai To, Ya-Lun Su, Yu Huang, Wing-Hung Ko 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5605-5611. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5605
Induction of apoptosis by artemisinin relieving the severity of inflammation in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis 
Ming Zhao, Dong-Bo Xue, Biao Zheng, Wei-Hui Zhang, Shang-Ha Pan, Bei Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5612-5617. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5612
Clinical Research
Rational prescription of drugs within similar therapeutic or structural class for gastrointestinal disease treatment: Drug metabolism and its related interactions 
Quan Zhou, Xiao-Feng Yan, Zhong-Miao Zhang, Wen-Sheng Pan, Su Zeng 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5618-5628. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5618
New classification of the anatomic variations of cystic artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy 
You-Ming Ding, Bin Wang, Wei-Xing Wang, Ping Wang, Ji-Shen Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5629-5634. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5629
Rapid Communication
Constitutive androstane receptor agonist, TCPOBOP, attenuates steatohepatitis in the methionine choline-deficient diet-fed mouse 
Edwina S Baskin-Bey, Akira Anan, Hajime Isomoto, Steven F Bronk, Gregory J Gores 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5635-5641. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5635
Viral blips during long-term treatment with standard or double dose lamivudine in HBe antigen negative chronic hepatitis B 
Gianfranca Stornaiuolo, Maria Stanzione, Giuseppina Brancaccio, Gianluca Cuomo, Vincenza Precone, Sebastiano Di Biase, Francesca M Felaco, Felice Piccinino, Giovanni B Gaeta 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5642-5647. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5642
Effect of sustained virological response on long-term clinical outcome in 113 patients with compensated hepatitis C-related cirrhosis treated by interferon alpha and ribavirin 
Roland El Braks, Nathalie Ganne-Carrié, Hélène Fontaine, Jacques Paries, Véronique Grando-Lemaire, Michel Beaugrand, Stanislas Pol, Jean-Claude Trinchet 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5648-5653. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5648
Pre-existing cirrhosis is associated with increased mortality of traumatic patients: Analysis of cases from a trauma center in East China 
Zuo-Bing Chen, Lin-Mei Ni, Yuan Gao, Chen-Yan Ding, Yun Zhang, Xue-Hong Zhao, Yun-Qing Qiu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5654-5658. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5654
Case Report
Invasive amebiasis and ameboma formation presenting as a rectal mass: An uncommon case of malignant masquerade at a western medical center 
Rosemarie E Hardin, George S Ferzli, Michael E Zenilman, Pratap K Gadangi, Wilbur B Bowne 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5659-5661. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5659
Black esophagus with concomitant candidiasis developed after diabetic ketoacidosis 
Yong Hwan Kim, Si Young Choi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5662-5663. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5662
Giant submucosal lipoma located in the descending colon: A case report and review of the literature 
Li Jiang, Li-Sheng Jiang, Fu-Yu Li, Hui Ye, Ning Li, Nan-Sheng Cheng, Yong Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 13(42):5664-5667. Published online Nov 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i42.5664