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Role of ischaemic preconditioning in liver regeneration following major liver resection and transplantation 
D Gomez, S Homer-Vanniasinkam, AM Graham, KR Prasad 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):657-670. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.657
Clinical role and importance of fluorescence in situ hybridization method in diagnosis of H pylori infection and determination of clarithromycin resistance in H pylori eradication therapy 
Özlem Yilmaz, Ebru Demiray 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):671-675. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.671
Esophageal Cancer
Alterations of glutathione S-transferase and matrix metalloproteinase-9 expressions are early events in esophageal carcinogenesis 
Laszlo Herszenyi, Istvan Hritz, Istvan Pregun, Ferenc Sipos, Mark Juhasz, Bela Molnar, Zsolt Tulassay 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):676-682. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.676
Liver Cancer
p53-expressing conditionally replicative adenovirus CNHK500-p53 against hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro 
Hong-Chuan Zhao, Qi Zhang, Yang Yang, Min-Qiang Lu, Hua Li, Chi Xu, Gui-Hua Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):683-691. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.683
Colorectal Cancer
Early apoptosis and cell death induced by ATX-S10Na (II)-mediated photodynamic therapy are Bax- and p53-dependent in human colon cancer cells 
Makoto Mitsunaga, Akihito Tsubota, Kohichi Nariai, Yoshihisa Namiki, Makoto Sumi, Tetsuya Yoshikawa, Kiyotaka Fujise 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):692-698. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.692
Survey of molecular profiling during human colon cancer development and progression by immunohistochemical staining on tissue microarray 
Wei-Chang Chen, Mao-Song Lin, Bao-Feng Zhang, Jing Fang, Qiong Zhou, Ying Hu, Heng-Jun Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):699-708. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.699
Basic Research
Neural mechanism of acupuncture-modulated gastric motility 
Yu-Qing Li, Bing Zhu, Pei-Jing Rong, Hui Ben, Yan-Hua Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):709-716. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.709
Experimental study of therapeutic efficacy of Baicalin in rats with severe acute pancreatitis 
Xi-Ping Zhang, Ling Zhang, Jin-Xian He, Rui-Ping Zhang, Qi-Hui Cheng, Yi-Feng Zhou, Bei Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):717-724. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.717
Antidiabetic effects of chitooligosaccharides on pancreatic islet cells in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats 
Bing Liu, Wan-Shun Liu, Bao-Qin Han, Yu-Ying Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):725-731. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.725
Clinical Research
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy and safety of tegaserod in patients from China with chronic constipation 
San-Ren Lin, Mei-Yun Ke, Jin-Yan Luo, Yao-Zong Yuan, Ji-Yao Wang, Shelley diTommaso, Verena Walter, Jiaqing Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):732-739. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.732
Influence of age on outcome of total laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease 
F Pizza, G Rossetti, P Limongelli, G Del Genio, V Maffettone, V Napolitano, L Brusciano, G Russo, S Tolone, M Di Martino, A Del Genio 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):740-747. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.740
Chios mastic treatment of patients with active Crohn’s disease 
Andriana C Kaliora, Maria G Stathopoulou, John K Triantafillidis, George VZ Dedoussis, Nikolaos K Andrikopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):748-753. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.748
Cytomegalovirus infection in severe ulcerative colitis patients undergoing continuous intravenous cyclosporine treatment in Japan 
Masaaki Minami, Michio Ohta, Teruko Ohkura, Takafumi Ando, Naoki Ohmiya, Yasumasa Niwa, Hidemi Goto 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):754-760. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.754
Patients without hepatocellular carcinoma progression after transarterial chemoembolization benefit from liver transplantation 
Aiman Obed, Alexander Beham, Kerstin Püllmann, Heinz Becker, Hans J Schlitt, Thomas Lorf 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):761-767. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.761
Esophageal mesenchymal tumors: Endoscopy, pathology and immunohistochemistry 
Xuan Zhu, Xiao-Qian Zhang, Bi-Min Li, Ping Xu, Kun-He Zhang, Jiang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):768-773. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.768
High-altitude gastrointestinal bleeding: An observation in Qinghai-Tibetan railroad construction workers on Mountain Tanggula 
Tian-Yi Wu, Shou-Quan Ding, Jin-Liang Liu, Jian-Hou Jia, Rui-Chen Dai, Dong-Chun Zhu, Bao-Zhu Liang, De-Tang Qi, Yong-Fu Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):774-780. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.774
Rapid Communication
Differences in characteristics of patients with and without known risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States 
Jon D Dorfman, Richard Schulick, Michael A Choti, Jean-Francois H Geschwind, Ihab Kamel, Michael Torbenson, Paul J Thuluvath 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):781-784. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.781
Clinical benefits of biochemical markers of bone turnover in Egyptian children with chronic liver diseases 
Karam A Mahdy, Hanaa H Ahmed, Fathia Mannaa, Azza Abdel-Shaheed 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):785-790. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.785
Per rectal portal scintigraphy as a useful tool for predicting esophageal variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients 
Taned Chitapanarux, Ong-ard Praisontarangkul, Satawat Thongsawat, Pises Pisespongsa, Apinya Leerapun 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):791-795. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.791
Increased plasma malondialdehyde and fructosamine in anemic H pylori infected patients: Effect of treatment 
G Vijayan, RC Sundaram, Zachariah Bobby, Abdoul Hamide, N Selvaraj, N Rattina Dasse 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):796-800. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.796
Case Report
Esophagotracheal fistula caused by gastroesophageal reflux 9 years after esophagectomy 
Kiyotomi Maruyama, Satoru Motoyama, Manabu Okuyama, Yusuke Sato, Kaori Hayashi, Yoshihiro Minamiya, Jun-ichi Ogawa 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):801-803. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.801
A case of biliary gastric fistula following percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Angela Falco, Dante Orlando, Roberto Sciarra, Luciano Sergiacomo 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):804-805. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.804
Spontaneous rupture of a hepatic hydatıd cyst into the peritoneum causing only mild abdominal pain: A case report 
Kemal Karakaya 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):806-808. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.806
Carcinosarcoma of the liver with mesenchymal differentiation 
Shinichi Sumiyoshi, Masataka Kikuyama, Yuji Matsubayashi, Fujito Kageyama, Yoshihiro Ide, Yoshimasa Kobayashi, Hirotoshi Nakamura 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):809-812. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.809
Metastatic melanoma to the common bile duct causing obstructive jaundice: A case report 
Radoje B Colovic, Nikica M Grubor, Miodrag D Jovanovic, Marjan T Micev, Natasa R Colovic 
World J Gastroenterol 13(5):813-815. Published online Feb 7, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i5.813