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Editorial
Value of colonoscopy for prediction of prognosis in patients with ulcerative colitis 
Takafumi Ando, Yuji Nishio, Osamu Watanabe, Hironao Takahashi, Osamu Maeda, Kazuhiro Ishiguro, Daisuke Ishikawa, Naoki Ohmiya, Yasumasa Niwa, Hidemi Goto 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2133-2138. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2133
MUC1 and colorectal cancer pathophysiology considerations 
Yaron Niv 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2139-2141. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2139
Review
Necrotizing enterocolitis: A multifactorial disease with no cure 
Kareena L Schnabl, John E Van Aerde, Alan BR Thomson, Michael T Clandinin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2142-2161. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2142
Gastric Cancer
Effect of NHE1 antisense gene transfection on the biological behavior of SGC-7901 human gastric carcinoma cells 
Hai-Feng Liu, Xiao-Chun Teng, Jing-Chen Zheng, Gang Chen, Xing-Wei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2162-2167. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2162
Liver Cancer
Troglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ ligand, induces growth inhibition and apoptosis of HepG2 human liver cancer cells 
Yan-Ming Zhou, Yin-Hao Wen, Xiao-Yan Kang, Hai-Hua Qian, Jia-Mei Yang, Zheng-Feng Yin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2168-2173. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2168
Basic Research
Detection of apoptosis induced by new type gosling viral enteritis virus in vitro through fluorescein annexin V-FITC/PI double labeling 
Shun Chen, An-Chun Cheng, Ming-Shu Wang, Xi Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2174-2178. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2174
Pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of intraperitoneal 5-fluorouracil with a novel carrier solution in rats 
Zhi-Gang Wei, Guo-Xin Li, Xiang-Cheng Huang, Li Zhen, Jiang Yu, Hai-Jun Deng, Shan-Hua Qing, Ce Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2179-2186. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2179
Rapid Communication
Prospective cohort comparison of flavonoid treatment in patients with resected colorectal cancer to prevent recurrence 
Harald Hoensch, Bertram Groh, Lutz Edler, Wilhelm Kirch 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2187-2193. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2187
A red wine polyphenolic extract reduces the activation phenotype of cultured human liver myofibroblasts 
Véronique Neaud, Jean Rosenbaum 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2194-2199. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2194
Effects of estradiol and progesterone on the proinflammatory cytokine production by mononuclear cells from patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Ying Yuan, Ichiro Shimizu, Mi Shen, Eriko Aoyagi, Hidetaka Takenaka, Tatuzo Itagaki, Mari Urata, Katsutaka Sannomiya, Nao Kohno, Katsuyoshi Tamaki, Masayuki Shono, Tetsuji Takayama 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2200-2207. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2200
Comparison of CT and MRI for presurgical characterization of paraaortic lymph nodes in patients with pancreatico-biliary carcinoma 
Young Chul Kim, Mi-Suk Park, Seung-Whan Cha, Yong Eun Chung, Joon Suk Lim, Kyung Sik Kim, Myeong-Jin Kim, Ki Whang Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2208-2212. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2208
Thrombospondin-1 expression correlates with angiogenesis in experimental cirrhosis 
Gülsüm Özlem Elpek, Güzide Ayse Gökhan, Sevgi Bozova 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2213-2217. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2213
Sustained virological response based on rapid virological response in genotype-3 chronic hepatitis C treated with standard interferon in the Pakistani population 
Bader Faiyaz Zuberi, Faisal Faiyaz Zuberi, Sajjad Ali Memon, Muhammad Hafeez Qureshi, Sheikh Zafar Ali, Salahuddin Afsar 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2218-2221. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2218
Cost saving by reloading the multiband ligator in endoscopic esophageal variceal ligation: A proposal for developing countries 
Zaigham Abbas, Lubna Rizvi, Umair Syed Ahmed, Khalid Mumtaz, Wasim Jafri 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2222-2225. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2222
Effect of thermal cutaneous stimulation on the gastric motor activity: Study of the mechanism of action 
Ahmed Shafik, Ali A Shafik, Olfat El Sibai, Ismail A Shafik 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2226-2229. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2226
DNMT3B 579 G>T promoter polymorphism and risk of esophagus carcinoma in Chinese 
Hong Fan, Dong-Sheng Liu, Shu-Hong Zhang, Jia-Bo Hu, Feng Zhang, Zhu-Jiang Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2230-2234. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2230
Anti-sense oligonucleotide labeled with technetium-99m using hydrazinonictinamide derivative and N-hydroxysuccinimidyl S-acetylmercaptoacetyltriglycline: A comparison of radiochemical behaviors and biological properties 
Yun-Chun Li, Tian-Zhi Tan, Jian-Guo Zheng, Chun Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2235-2240. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2235
Effects of simulated carbon dioxide and helium peumoperitoneum on proliferation and apoptosis of gastric cancer cells 
Ying-Xue Hao, Hua Zhong, Chao Zhang, Dong-Zu Zeng, Yan Shi, Bo Tang, Pei-Wu Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2241-2245. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2241
Dynamic changes of IL-2/IL-10, sFas and expression of Fas in intestinal mucosa in rats with acute necrotizing pancreatitis 
Sheng-Chun Dang, Jian-Xin Zhang, Jian-Guo Qu, Zheng-Fa Mao, Xu-Qing Wang, Bei Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2246-2250. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2246
Clinicopathologic characteristics of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in patients with positive serum a-fetoprotein 
Yan-Ming Zhou, Jia-Mei Yang, Bin Li, Zheng-Feng Yin, Feng Xu, Bin Wang, Peng Liu, Zhi-Min Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2251-2254. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2251
Risk factors for alcohol-related liver injury in the island population of China: A population-based case-control study 
Zhe Shen, You-Ming Li, Chao-Hui Yu, Yi Shen, Lei Xu, Cheng-Fu Xu, Jin-Jin Chen, Hua Ye, Gen-Yun Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2255-2261. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2255
Endoscopic diagnosis of gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease 
Chun-Fang Xu, Lan-Xiang Zhu, Xiao-Ming Xu, Wei-Chang Chen, De-Pei Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2262-2267. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2262
Case Report
Extraintestinal heterotopic gastric tissue simulating acute appendicitis 
Elizabeth Bender, Steven P Schmidt 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2268-2269. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2268
Steroid responsive eosinophilic gastric outlet obstruction in a child 
Richard Kellermayer, Nina Tatevian, William Klish, Robert J Shulman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2270-2271. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2270
Ischemic colitis due to obstruction of mesenteric and splenic veins: A case report 
Seong-Su Hwang, Woo-Chul Chung, Kang-Moon Lee, Hyun-Jin Kim, Chang-Nyol Paik, Jin-Mo Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2272-2276. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2272
Successful endoscopic treatment of biliary stricture following mesenteric tear caused by blunt abdominal trauma 
Dong O Kang, Tae Hyo Kim, Seung Suk You, Hyun Ju Min, Hyun Jin Kim, Woon Tae Jung, Ok Jae Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2277-2279. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2277
Appendiceal mucocele: Case reports and review of current literature 
Kemal Karakaya, Figen Barut, Ali Ugur Emre, Hamdi Bulent Ucan, Guldeniz Karadeniz Cakmak, Oktay Irkorucu, Oge Tascilar, Yucel Ustundag, Mustafa Comert 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2280-2283. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2280
Tuberculous abscess in hepatoduodenal ligament: Evaluation with contrast-enhanced computed tomography 
Peng Dong, Bin Wang, Ye-Quan Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2284-2287. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2284
Letters To The Editor
Occult hepatitis C virus infection is more common than hepatitis B infection in maintenance hemodialysis patients 
Pankaj Jain, Sandeep Nijhawan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2288-2289. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2288
Announcement
The article published in WJG 2005; 11(19): 2975-2980 plagiarized an article previously published in Journal of Gastroenterology 2004; 39(2): 104-112 
 
World J Gastroenterol 14(14):2290-2291. Published online Apr 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2290