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Editorial
Wireless capsule endoscopy 
A Mata, J Llach, JM Bordas 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):1969-1971. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1969
Current view of the immunopathogenesis in inflammatory bowel disease and its implications for therapy 
MI Torres, A Ríos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):1972-1980. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1972
Review
Role of endoscopy in the management of acute diverticular bleeding 
Charalampos Pilichos, Emmanouil Bobotis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):1981-1983. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1981
Topic Highlight
Endoscopic mucosal resection in the upper gastrointestinal tract 
Anis Ahmadi, Peter Draganov 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):1984-1989. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1984
Gastric Cancer
Relationship between cell adhesion molecules expression and the biological behavior of gastric carcinoma 
Yong-Quan Chu, Zai-Yuan Ye, Hou-Quan Tao, Yuan-Yu Wang, Zhong-Sheng Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):1990-1996. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1990
Liver Cancer
Long-term outcome of percutaneous ethanol injection therapy for minimum-sized hepatocellular carcinoma 
Miyuki Taniguchi, Soo Ryang Kim, Susumu Imoto, Hirotsugu Ikawa, Kenji Ando, Keiji Mita, Shuichi Fuki, Noriko Sasase, Toshiyuki Matsuoka, Masatoshi Kudo, Yoshitake Hayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):1997-2002. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1997
Anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic effects of curcumin and tetrahydrocurcumin on implanted hepatocellular carcinoma in nude mice 
Pornprom Yoysungnoen, Ponthip Wirachwong, Chatchawan Changtam, Apichart Suksamrarn, Suthiluk Patumraj 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2003-2009. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2003
Viral Hepatitis
Serial changes in expression of functionally clustered genes in progression of liver fibrosis in hepatitis C patients 
Yoshiyuki Takahara, Mitsuo Takahashi, Qing-Wei Zhang, Hirotaka Wagatsuma, Maiko Mori, Akihiro Tamori, Susumu Shiomi, Shuhei Nishiguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2010-2022. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2010
Basic Research
Pancreatic stellate cells promote proliferation and invasiveness of human pancreatic cancer cells via galectin-3 
Hai-Biao Jiang, Ming Xu, Xing-Peng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2023-2028. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2023
Clinical Research
Probiotic intervention has strain-specific anti-inflammatory effects in healthy adults 
Riina A Kekkonen, Netta Lummela, Heli Karjalainen, Sinikka Latvala, Soile Tynkkynen, Salme Järvenpää, Hannu Kautiainen, Ilkka Julkunen, Heikki Vapaatalo, Riitta Korpela 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2029-2036. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2029
Rapid Communication
A combination therapy of ethanol injection and radiofrequency ablation under general anesthesia for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Kazutaka Kurokohchi, Seishiro Watanabe, Hirohito Yoneyama, Akihiro Deguchi, Tsutomu Masaki, Takashi Himoto, Hisaaki Miyoshi, Hamdy Saad Mohammad, Akira Kitanaka, Tomohiko Taminato, Shigeki Kuriyama 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2037-2043. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2037
Serum type IV collagen level is predictive for esophageal varices in patients with severe alcoholic disease 
Satoshi Mamori, Yasuyuki Searashi, Masato Matsushima, Kenichi Hashimoto, Shinichiro Uetake, Hiroshi Matsudaira, Shuji Ito, Hisato Nakajima, Hisao Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2044-2048. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2044
Early effects of Lansoprazole orally disintegrating tablets on intragastric pH in CYP2C19 extensive metabolizers 
Hatsushi Yamagishi, Tomoyuki Koike, Shuichi Ohara, Toru Horii, Ryousuke Kikuchi, Shigeyuki Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Abe, Katsunori Iijima, Akira Imatani, Kaori Suzuki, Takanori Hishinuma, Junichi Goto, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2049-2054. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2049
p16 promoter hypermethylation: A useful serum marker for early detection of gastric cancer 
Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Omeed Moaven, Hamid Reza Sima, Kamran Ghafarzadegan, Azadeh A'rabi, Mohammad Naser Forghani, Hamid Reza Raziee, Ali Mashhadinejad, Mostafa Jafarzadeh, Ehsan Esmaili-Shandiz, Ezzat Dadkhah 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2055-2060. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2055
Prospective evaluation of small bowel preparation with bisacodyl and sodium phosphate for capsule endoscopy 
Andreas Franke, Frank Hummel, Phillip Knebel, Christoph Antoni, Ulrich Böcker, Manfred V Singer, Matthias Löhr 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2061-2064. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2061
Effect of Prometheus liver assist system on systemic hemodynamics in patients with cirrhosis: A randomized controlled study 
Thomas Dethloff, Flemming Tofteng, Hans-Jorgen Frederiksen, Michael Hojskov, Bent Adel Hansen, Fin Stolze Larsen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2065-2071. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2065
Endoscopic band ligation and endoscopic hemoclip placement for patients with Mallory-Weiss syndrome and active bleeding 
Young-Seok Cho, Hiun-Suk Chae, Hyung-Keun Kim, Jin-Soo Kim, Byung-Wook Kim, Sung-Soo Kim, Sok-Won Han, Kyu-Yong Choi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2080-2084. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2080
Effects of honey as a scolicidal agent on the hepatobiliary system 
Bulent Kilicoglu, Kemal Kismet, Sibel Serin Kilicoglu, Serap Erel, Omur Gencay, Kadriye Sorkun, Esra Erdemli, Okan Akhan, Mehmet Ali Akkus, Iskender Sayek 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2085-2088. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2085
Predictive factors for early aspiration in liver abscess 
Rustam Khan, Saeed Hamid, Shahab Abid, Wasim Jafri, Zaigham Abbas, Mohammed Islam, Hasnain Shah, Shaalan Beg 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2089-2093. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2089
Enhancement of CD4+ T cell activities and modulation of Th1/Th2 lineage development in radiated tumor-bearing rats treated with male zooid of Antheraea pernyi extracts 
Wen-Hua Zhao, Ling Li, Bo Zhang, Wei-Dong Zhang, Min Zong, Ji-Dong Tang, Hong-Yu Zhang, Sheng Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2094-2099. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2094
Effect of Oxymatrine on the TGFbeta-Smad signaling pathway in rats with CCl4-induced hepatic fibrosis 
Xiao-Ling Wu, Wei-Zheng Zeng, Ming-De Jiang, Jian-Ping Qin, Hui Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2100-2105. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2100
Intraperitoneal administration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone-PE40 induces castration in male rats 
Li Yu, Zhong-Fang Zhang, Chun-Xia Jing, Feng-Lin Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2106-2109. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2106
Expression of connective tissue growth factor in tumor tissues is an independent predictor of poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer 
Lu-Ying Liu, Yan-Chun Han, Shu-Hua Wu, Zeng-Hua Lv 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2110-2114. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2110
Case Report
Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided trucut biopsy for the preoperative diagnosis of peripancreatic castleman’s disease: A case report 
Kyoung Hoon Rhee, Sang Soo Lee, Joo Ryung Huh 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2115-2117. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2115
Primary rectal signet ring cell carcinoma with peritoneal dissemination and gastric secondaries 
Hsien-Lin Sim, Kok-Yang Tan, Pak-Leng Poon, Anton Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2118-2120. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2118
Diagnosis and treatment of Gardner syndrome with gastric polyposis: A case report and review of the literature 
Guo-Li Gu, Shi-Lin Wang, Xue-Ming Wei, Li Bai 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2121-2123. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2121
Book Review
Rome III: The functional gastrointestinal disorders, third edition, 2006 
Randa Mostafa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2124-2125. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2124
Letters To The Editor
Role of ABCC2 common variants in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy 
Silvia Sookoian, Gustavo Castaño, Carlos J Pirola 
World J Gastroenterol 14(13):2126-2127. Published online Apr 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2126