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Editorial
Acute hepatitis C: Prospects and challenges 
Sanaa M Kamal 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6455-6457. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6455
Review
Pathophysiology of increased intestinal permeability in obstructive jaundice 
Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Chrisoula D Scopa, Constantine E Vagianos 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6458-6464. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6458
Topic Highlight
Genetic and epigenetic changes associated with cholangiocarcinoma: From DNA methylation to microRNAs 
Monique Stutes, Steven Tran, Sharon DeMorrow 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6465-6469. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6465
AKT and ERK1/2 signaling in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
KJ Schmitz, H Lang, J Wohlschlaeger, GC Sotiropoulos, H Reis, KW Schmid, HA Baba 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6470-6477. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6470
JAK-STAT pathway in carcinogenesis: Is it relevant to cholangiocarcinoma progression 
Olga V Smirnova, Tatiana Yu Ostroukhova, Roman L Bogorad 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6478-6491. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6478
Gastric Cancer
High prevalence of osteoporosis in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma following gastrectomy 
Jung Sub Lim, Sang Bum Kim, Ho-Yoon Bang, Gi Jeong Cheon, Jong-Inn Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6492-6497. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6492
Effect of arsenic trioxide on vascular endothelial cell proliferation and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors Flt-1 and KDR in gastric cancer in nude mice 
Yan-Feng Xiao, De-Dong Wu, Shan-Xi Liu, Xi Chen, Li-Fen Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6498-6505. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6498
Inhibitory effect of schisandrin B on gastric cancer cells in vitro 
Xiao-Ni Liu, Cheng-Yu Zhang, Xiu-Dong Jin, Yue-Zhen Li, Xue-Zhi Zheng, Li Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6506-6511. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6506
Colorectal Cancer
New anti-proliferative agent, MK615, from Japanese apricot “Prunus mume” induces striking autophagy in colon cancer cells in vitro 
Shozo Mori, Tokihiko Sawada, Toshie Okada, Tatsushi Ohsawa, Masakazu Adachi, Kubota Keiichi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6512-6517. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6512
Viral Hepatitis
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection: Prevalence of extrahepatic manifestations and association with cryoglobulinemia in Bulgarian patients 
Diana V Stefanova-Petrova, Anelia H Tzvetanska, Elisaveta J Naumova, Anastasia P Mihailova, Evgenii A Hadjiev, Rumiana P Dikova, Mircho I Vukov, Konstantin G Tchernev 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6518-6528. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6518
Basic Research
Calcitriol analog ZK191784 ameliorates acute and chronic dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis by modulation of intestinal dendritic cell numbers and phenotype 
Ulrike G Strauch, Florian Obermeier, Nicole Grunwald, Nadja Dunger, Heiko C Rath, Jürgen Schölmerich, A Steinmeyer, U Zügel, HH Herfarth 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6529-6537. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6529
Acanthus ilicifolius plant extract prevents DNA alterations in a transplantable Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing murine model 
Tridib Chakraborty, Dipak Bhuniya, Mary Chatterjee, Mosiur Rahaman, Dipak Singha, Baidya Nath Chatterjee, Subrata Datta, Ajay Rana, Kartick Samanta, Sunil Srivastawa, Sankar K Maitra, Malay Chatterjee 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6538-6548. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6538
Rapid Communication
Choice of laxatives and colonoscopic preparation in pregnant patients from the viewpoint of obstetricians and gastroenterologists 
Jeevan Vinod, Jennifer Bonheur, Burton I Korelitz, Georgia Panagopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6549-6552. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6549
Activity and safety of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, 5-fluorouracil and folinic acid in inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma: A phase II study 
Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Antonio Rea, Chiara Carlomagno, Stefano Pepe, Giovannella Palmieri, Roberto Labianca, Antonio Chirianni, Alfonso De Stefano, Vincenzo Esposito, Sabino De Placido, Vincenzo Montesarchio 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6553-6557. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6553
PlexinA1 expression in gastric carcinoma and its relationship with tumor angiogenesis and proliferation 
Xiang-Yang Zhao, Lin Chen, Yu-Hong Li, Qian Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6558-6561. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6558
Serum pepsinogen levels and their influencing factors: A population-based study in 6990 Chinese from North China 
Li-Ping Sun, Yue-Hua Gong, Lan Wang, Yuan Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6562-6567. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6562
Gastrointestinal tract distribution of Salmonella enteritidis in orally infected mice with a species-specific fluorescent quantitative polymerase chain reaction 
Shu-Xuan Deng, An-Chun Cheng, Ming-Shu Wang, Ping Cao 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6568-6574. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6568
Effects of a Shuangling Fuzheng anticancer preparation on the proliferation of SGC-7901 cells and immune function in a cyclophosphamide-treated murine model 
Hua-Sheng Chen, Jue Chen, De-Li Cui, Yuan-Yuan Zheng, Ai-Hua Xu, Gang Chen, Ling-Chang Jia 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6575-6580. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6575
ShRNA-mediated gene silencing of β-catenin inhibits growth of human colon cancer cells 
Wen-Sheng Huang, Jian-Ping Wang, Ting Wang, Jie-Yu Fang, Ping Lan, Jin-Ping Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6581-6587. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6581
Predictive value of D-dimer for portal vein thrombosis after portal hypertension surgery in hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis 
Mei-Hai Deng, Bo Liu, He-Ping Fang, Wei-Dong Pan, Zhao-Feng Tang, Peng Deng, Yue-Si Zhong, Rui-Yun Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6588-6592. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6588
Combined treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with partial splenic embolization and transcatheter hepatic arterial chemoembolization 
Jin-Hua Huang, Fei Gao, Yang-Kui Gu, Wen-Quan Li, Lian-Wei Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6593-6597. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6593
Surgical management in biliary restricture after Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy for bile duct injury 
Ji-Qi Yan, Cheng-Hong Peng, Jia-Zeng Ding, Wei-Ping Yang, Guang-Wen Zhou, Yong-Jun Chen, Zong-Yuan Tao, Hong-Wei Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6598-6602. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6598
Case Report
Littoral-cell angioma of the spleen: A case report 
Ángel Cosme, Ángel Tejada, Luis Bujanda, Manuel Vaquero, José Luis Elorza, Evelia Ojeda, Unai Goikoetxea 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6603-6604. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6603
Surgical intervention may not always be required in gossypiboma with intraluminal migration 
H Alis, A Soylu, K Dolay, M Kalaycı, A Ciltas 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6605-6607. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6605
Imatinib-induced fatal acute liver failure 
Ezequiel Ridruejo, Roberto Cacchione, Alejandra G Villamil, Sebastián Marciano, Adrián C Gadano, Oscar G Mandó 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6608-6611. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6608
Memorial
The love of a beloved hapatologist, Dr. Rudi Schmid 
You-De Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(48):6612-6613. Published online Dec 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i48.6612