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Editorial
Occult persistence and lymphotropism of hepatitis C virus infection 
Tram NQ Pham, Tomasz I Michalak 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2789-2793. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2789
Observer
Recent developments on the role of Clostridium difficile in inflammatory bowel disease 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2794-2796. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2794
Review
Chemotherapy with enteric-coated tegafur/uracil for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma 
Toru Ishikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2797-2801. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2797
Colorectal Cancer
Relationship between expression of gastrin, somatostatin, Fas/FasL and caspases in large intestinal carcinoma 
Jia-Ding Mao, Pei Wu, Ying-Lin Yang, Jian Wu, He Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2802-2809. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2802
Viral Hepatitis
Pseudomonas exotoxin antisense RNA selectively kills hepatitis B virus infected cells 
Peter Hafkemeyer, Ulrich Brinkmann, Elizabeth Brinkmann, Ira Pastan, Hubert E Blum, Thomas F Baumert 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2810-2817. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2810
Clinical Research
Effect of oophorectomy and exogenous estrogen replacement on liver injury in experimental obstructive jaundice 
Hamdi Bülent Uçan, Mehmet Kaplan, Bülent Salman, Utku Yilmaz, B Bülent Mentes, Cemalettin Aybay 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2818-2824. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2818
Decreased postprandial gallbladder emptying in patients with black pigment stones 
Takakazu Sugo, Kenichi Hakamada, Shunji Narumi, Mutsuo Sasaki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2825-2831. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2825
Basic Research
Protective effects of apocynin and allopurinol on ischemia/reperfusion-induced liver injury in mice 
Ping-Guo Liu, Song-Qing He, Yan-Hong Zhang, Jian Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2832-2837. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2832
Rapid Communication
Is a 7-day Helicobater pylori treatment enough for eradication and inactivation of gastric inflammatory activity? 
Carlos Robles-Jara, Carlos Robles-Medranda, Manuel Moncayo, Byron Landivar, Johnny Parrales 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2838-2843. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2838
Laparo-endoscopic “Rendezvous” to treat cholecysto-choledocolithiasis: Effective, safe and simplifies the endoscopist’s work 
Gaetano La Greca, Francesco Barbagallo, Michele Di Blasi, Andrea Chisari, Rosario Lombardo, Rosario Bonaccorso, Saverio Latteri, Andrea Di Stefano, Domenico Russello 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2844-2850. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2844
N-acetyl-L-cysteine combined with mesalamine in the treatment of ulcerative colitis: Randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study 
Luis G Guijarro, Jose Mate, Javier P Gisbert, Jose Luis Perez-Calle, Ignacio Marín-Jimenez, Encarna Arriaza, Tomás Olleros, Mario Delgado, Maria S Castillejo, David Prieto-Merino, Venancio Gonzalez Lara, Amado Salvador Peña 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2851-2857. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2851
Etiology and portal vein thrombosis in Budd-Chiari syndrome 
Oguz Uskudar, Meral Akdogan, Nurgul Sasmaz, Sevinc Yilmaz, Muharrem Tola, Burhan Sahin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2858-2862. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2858
Clinical usefulness of transpapillary removal of common bile duct stones by frequency doubled double pulse Nd:YAG laser 
Tae Hyeon Kim, Hyo Jeong Oh, Chang-Soo Choi, Dong Han Yeom, Suck Chei Choi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2863-2866. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2863
Persistent alanine aminotransferase elevation among the general Iranian population: Prevalence and causes 
Raika Jamali, Mahmoodreza Khonsari, Shahin Merat, Masoud Khoshnia, Elham Jafari, Alireza Bahram Kalhori, Hassan Abolghasemi, Sedighe Amini, Mahtab Maghsoudlu, Mohammad Reza Deyhim, Houri Rezvan, Akram Pourshams 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2867-2871. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2867
A simple and rapid method for extracting bacterial DNA from intestinal microflora for ERIC-PCR detection 
Jin-Long Yang, Ming-Shu Wang, An-Chun Cheng, Kang-Cheng Pan, Chuan-Feng Li, Shu-Xuan Deng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2872-2876. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2872
Hepatitis C virus core proteins derived from different quasispecies of genotype 1b inhibit the growth of Chang liver cells 
Xue-Bing Yan, Lei Mei, Xia Feng, Mei-Rong Wan, Zhi Chen, Nicole Pavio, Christian Brechot 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2877-2881. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2877
Control of gallbladder contractions by cholecystokinin through cholecystokinin-A receptors on gallbladder interstitial cells of cajal 
Dan Xu, Bao-Ping Yu, He-Sheng Luo, Ling-Dan Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2882-2887. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2882
Serum leptin and soluble leptin receptor in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Xiao-Dong Huang, Yan Fan, Hen Zhang, Ping Wang, Jing Ping Yuan, Ming-Jie Li, Xi-Yan Zhan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2888-2893. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2888
Down-regulation of transforming growth factor β1/activin receptor-like kinase 1 pathway gene expression by herbal compound 861 is related to deactivation of LX-2 cells 
Li Li, Xin-Yan Zhao, Bao-En Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2894-2899. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2894
Primary study of leptin and human hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro 
Jing Zhou, Wei Lei, Lei Shen, He-Sheng Luo, Zhi-Xiang Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2900-2904. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2900
Rosiglitazone prevents murine hepatic fibrosis induced by Schistosoma japonicum 
Hui Chen, Yong-Wen He, Wen-Qi Liu, Jing-Hui Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2905-2911. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2905
Case Report
Cytomegalovirus colitis in a patient with Behcet’s disease receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitory treatment 
Ismail Sari, Merih Birlik, Can Gonen, Servet Akar, Duygu Gurel, Fatos Onen, Nurullah Akkoc 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2912-2914. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2912
Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas 
Lale Pasaoglu, Murat Vural, Hatice Gul Hatipoglu, Gokce Tereklioglu, Suha Koparal 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2915-2916. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2915
A rare etiology of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pneumoperitoneum 
Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Sofia Giali, Christos Triantos, Dimitrios Siagris, Charalambos Gogos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2917-2919. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2917
A case of biliary stones and anastomotic biliary stricture after liver transplant treated with the rendez - vous technique and electrokinetic lithotritor 
Marta Di Pisa, Mario Traina, Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Riccardo Volpes, Salvatore Piazza, Angelo Luca, Bruno Gridelli 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2920-2923. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2920
An autopsy case of granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma 
Satoru Matsuyama, Tomonori Shimonishi, Hirofumi Yoshimura, Kensaku Higaki, Kenji Nasu, Mariko Toyooka, Shigehisa Aoki, Keiko Watanabe, Hajime Sugihara 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2924-2927. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2924
A ruptured large extraluminal ileal gastrointestinal stromal tumor causing hemoperitoneum 
Shoji Hirasaki, Kohei Fujita, Minoru Matsubara, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Hiromichi Yamane, Masato Okuda, Seiyuu Suzuki, Atsuko Shirakawa, Hideyuki Saeki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2928-2931. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2928
A case of invasive hemolymphangioma of the pancreas 
Yoshikazu Toyoki, Kenichi Hakamada, Shunji Narumi, Masaki Nara, Daisuke Kudoh, Keinosuke Ishido, Mutsuo Sasaki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2932-2934. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2932
Hepatic angiosarcoma manifested as recurrent hemoperitoneum 
Seung-Woo Lee, Chun-Young Song, Young-Hwa Gi, Sang-Beom Kang, Yon-Soo Kim, Soon-Woo Nam, Dong-Soo Lee, Jong-Ok Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2935-2938. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2935
Chronic ulcerative gastroduodenitis as a first gastrointestinal manifestation of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome in a 10-year-old child 
Anselm Chi-Wai Lee, Kin-Hung Poon, Wing-Hong Lo, Lap-Gate Wong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2939-2941. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2939
A case of primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the pancreas: CT and MRI findings 
Ri-Sheng Yu, Jia-Wei Wang, Ying Chen, Wen-Hong Ding, Xiu-Fang Xu, Li-Rong Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2942-2945. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2942
Letters To The Editor
Desperately seeking hepatitis C virus 
Ricardo Moreno-Otero 
World J Gastroenterol 14(18):2946-2947. Published online May 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2946